Au Café -- La Négresse. 1908. Etching and drypoint. Exsteens 271.i/ii. 11 x 5 5/8. Series: Les Bars. From the first state edition of 30 proofs with the remarque sketch at the foot of the image (total edition 95). Light stain from a previous hinge in the top margin, well outside the image; otherwise excellent condition. A rich impression with drypoint burr printed on laid paper watermarked 'Pellet et Legrand', on the full sheet with deckle edges. With the red Pellet stamp, lower right. Ex-collection: Vincent Price. Signed and numbered '36/40' in pencil. $2,000.
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