29 June 2005
Le Picador (B. 692; Ba. 894 Bb1)
sugar lift aquatint, 1952, on Arches, signed in pencil, numbered 20/50 (there were also 15 artist's proofs), published by Galerie L. Leiris, Paris, 1952, with wide margins, a deckle edge to the left and right, some pale staining on the reverse, otherwise in good condition
L. 460 x 559 mm., S. 502 x 660 mm.
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