29 June 2005
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FOUNDATION
Cortot (douloureux) (D.-M. 477)
lithograph, 1926, on Japon, signed in pencil, numbered 47/50 (there were also ten artist's proofs), with narrow margins, one pale area of surface soiling, a crease in the upper left corner, otherwise in very good condition
L. 424 x 410 mm., S. 463 x 562 mm.
Estate of the artist.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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