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Édouard Manet (French, 1832-1883) Victorine Meurand en costume d'espada (L'espada)

Auction:
2840B
Lot:
5
Sold for:
$7,995$6,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2840B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 11, 2015 12:00PM

Description:

Édouard Manet (French, 1832-1883)

Victorine Meurand en costume d'espada (L'espada), 1862, probably printed in 1863, first state before the edition of aquatint (Guérin, 32; Harris, 35). Signed within the plate, identified on a label from Kennedy & Co., New York, affixed to the backing. Etching on laid paper with "HUDELIST" watermark, plate size 13 1/4 x 11 in. (33.5 x 27.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Margins over 1 1/4 inches, white cloth tape along all edges, light-struck, soiling and pinpoint foxing (primarily to the margins), fine breaks to some fibers along the plate mark.

Provenance: Descendants of the Lanier family of Indiana and New York.


Estimate $4,000-6,000

Sheet measures 16 5/8 x 14 1/8 inches. The tape covers all edges on the recto. The breaks to the fibers are just on the surface and are almost exclusively along the platemark beneath the image.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Victorine Meurand, Book collecting, Fiber bundle, Foxing, Papermaking

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