London, South Kensington
11 September 2008
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)
Signs on Copper (Engberg & Banach 286)
aquatint in colours, 1981, on wove paper, signed in pencil, numbered 33/53 (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by the artist and the Petersburg Press, London and New York, with the artist's blindstamp, with full margins, pale time-staining to the extreme sheet edges, a soft handling crease in the lower left margin, a few unobtrusive fox marks, otherwise apparently in very good overall condition, unexamined out of the frame
P. 450 x 595 mm., S. 680 x 800 mm.
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