28 April 2003
This lot is offered without a reserve
Still Life with Fruit Stand: Three States (M. 6; see B. 379)
three lithographs, on Arches, Mourlot's first through third (final) states, Mourlot calls for three proofs of the first state, 18 proofs of the second and third states, and the signed and numbered edition of 50 in the final state, first state inscribed 'M 6 1e etat' in pencil in the lower margin, second state inscribed 'M 6 2o etat' in pencil in the lower margin, final state inscribed 'etat définitif', 'M 6' and '3e etat' in pencil in the lower right margin corner, all with margins, pale time staining, minor surface soiling mostly in the margins, second and final states with old glue remains and a few pale stains at the reverse of the margin corners, otherwise all in good condition, all framed
all L. approx. 9 7/8 x 14¼ in. (250 x 361 mm.)
all S. approx. 12 7/8 x 17 7/16 in. (326 x 442 mm.) (3)
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