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Lot 167: Alternance, with 16 etchings by Matisse, Laurencin, Cocteau, Lhote, Villon and others.
27 October 2016
Reston, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Alternance, with 16 etchings by Matisse, Laurencin, Cocteau, Lhote, Villon and others. Paul Eluard and others. Paris, Le Gerbier, 1946. One of 262 copies in Rives BFK numbered, from a total edition of 340 copies. The portfolio, loose as issued, is complete guarded in the original chemise, slipcase, and cloth clamshell box. This edition presents a collection of 16 etchings from different artists, of which one from Matisse signed and dated in plate, by Marie Laurencin, Cocteau, Valentine Hugo, Lhote, Villon, Dignimont and others, alternating with unedited texts by eminent writers: Eluard, Giraudoux, Cassou, Ribemont-Dessaignes, Jacob and others. Ref: Duthuit books 12.
Condition Report: In very good condition. Complete condition report on request as well extra pictures.
Artist or Maker: Matisse, Laurencin, Cocteau, Lhote, Villon and others.