Arthur Rimbaud: Les Illuminations
Artwork: Arthur Rimbaud: Les Illuminations
Size: 36 x 26.5 cm
Edition Size: Deluxe edition of 25 with a gouache (the total edition was 395, including 100 with the additional suite)
Medium: 15 lithographs of which nine handcoloured with watercolour and stencil, original gouache and an additional suite in black and white on Lana wove paper, the additional suite on China paper, with title page, text in French, justification and table of contents
Creation year: 1949
Marks: The gouache initialled in ink by the artist, signed on the justification by the artist in pencil and by the editor in ink
Category: Prints
Artwork details : The complete portfolio

Christie's London

Date: 2016-03-15
Lot Number: 84
Low Estimate: $20890 [+20%]
High Estimate: $27850 [-9%]
Hammer Price: $25070
Sold For: $31330
Notes: Copy 3 of 25, published by Louis Grosclaude at Editions des Gaules, Lausanne, all loose (as issued), some minor time staining and pale foxing, otherwise in good condition; with an additional proof impression of Rimbaud's portrait and of another plate, both inscribed in pencil by the publisher; all within the original paper wrappers, paper-covered boards with gilt title on spine, and slipcase