Au Café -- La Négresse. Au Café -- La Négresse. 1908. Etching and drypoint. Exsteens 271.i/ii. 11 x 5 5/8 (sheet 17 3/8 x 11 1/8). 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 center margin, well outside the image; otherwise very good condition. A rich impression with drypoint burr printed on laid paper countermarked 'Pellet et Legrand', on the full sheet with deckle edges. With the embossed 'Pellet' stamp, lowe right. Ex-collection: Vincent Price. Signed and numbered '26/30' in pencil under the image. Titled 'La negresse" in the lower right-hand margin, possibly in another hand. .This is the most important image of the series. Housed in a 22 x 16-inch archival mat, suitable for framing. $1,900.
This is the most important image from the series.
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