9 October 2002
Autoportrait à la Canne, avec Comédien en Costume, Amour replet et Femmes, from Series 347 (B. 1488; Ba. 1503Bb1)
etching, 1968, on BFK Rives, signed in pencil, numbered 22/50 (there were also seventeen artist's proofs), published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, 1969, with full margins, some pale mount-staining, two diagonal creases at the upper left sheet corner, otherwise generally in very good condition
P. 422 x 346mm., S. 610 x 503mm.
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