3 December 2002
Femme aguichant un Homme songeur, from Series 347 (B. 1768; Ba. 1785 Bb1)
etching, 1968, on wove paper, signed in pencil, numbered 33/50 (there were also seventeen artist's proofs), published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, 1969, with full margins, some pale mount-staining, otherwise generally in very good condition
P. 280 x 390mm., S. 453 x 544mm.
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