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Les Fleurs Du Mal (C. & R. 274-285)

Artwork:
Les Fleurs Du Mal (C. & R. 274-285)
Size:
each sheet: approx. 44.7 x 34 cm
Edition Size :
Very rare undescribed working proofs before the published edition of 250
Medium :
The complete set, comprising 12 aquatints printed in colours, on Montval wove paper (apart from C. & R. 274 and 285 on Montval laid paper), loose (as issued) in later portfolio box
Creation Year:
1938
Category :
Print-Multiple
Artwork Details :
Created 1936-8

Sotheby’s London

Date:
2017-09-20
Lot Number :
171
Low Estimate :
$26,197
High Estimate :
$39,296
Hammer Price :
Not sold
Notes :
All before the reduction of the platemark (apart from C. & R. 285), with significant differences in colouring and variations in the black, before the addition of the monogram and date (apart from C. & R. 278), C. & R. 282 with extensive hand-colouring in black, C. & R. 274 heavily annotated in ink with the printer's instructions, C. & R. 283 inscribed '1' in pencil by the printer, C. & R. 277, 278, and 284 with the outline of the reduced plate printed in black, printed by R. Lacouriere, Paris