3 December 2002
L'Aigle et la Femme la Nuit (D. 22)
etching and drypoint, 1938, on Arches, signed in pencil, numbered 11/30 (there were also four impressions on velum and a few hors commerce impressions), published by Pierre Loeb and Pierre Matisse, New York, a deckle edge at the bottom, with margins, generally in very good condition
P. 225 x 293mm., S. 328 x 446mm.
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