28 April 2003
This lot is offered without a reserve
The Circus: Two States (M. 24; B. 385)
two lithographs, 1945, on Arches, Mourlot's first and second (final) states, Mourlot calls for 18 proofs of both and the signed and numbered edition of 50 in the final state, first inscribed 'M 24 1o etat' in pencil in the lower margin and '45 nature morte au lavis 2 épreuves 46 1er état 20/12/45' on the reverse, second state inscribed 'M 24 2e etat' in pencil in the lower margin and '47 2e état définitif 23/12/45', '45 nature morte en noir au lavé 2 épreuves' (crossed out) and '150' on the reverse, both with margins, the palest time staining, an occasional foxmark and stray printing ink, pale staining on the reverse, otherwise both in good condition, both framed
both L. approx. 11¾ x 15¾ in. (298 x 399 mm.)
both S. approx. 12 7/8 x 17 3/8 in. (326 x 440 mm.) (2)
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