29 June 2005
Au Cirque, plate IX from La Suite des Saltimbanques (B. 9; Ba. 11 b2)
drypoint, 1905-6, on wove, from the edition of 250 after steelfacing (there were also 27 or 29 on Japon), published by A. Vollard, Paris, 1913, with wide margins, a deckle edge at right, a small pale circular stain in the upper right margin, some occasional pale foxmarks (mainly at the upper left margin), old mounting tape on the reverse, otherwise in good condition
P. 220 x 140 mm., S. 437 x 330 mm.
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