Bernard BuffetHoly Face 1953

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Artist
Bernard Buffet (1928‑1999)
Title
Holy Face
Sainte-Face
Date 1953
MediumDrypoint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 509 x 647 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1985
Reference
P77136
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Bernard Buffet born 1928

P77136 Holy Face1953

Drypoint 509 x 647 (20 x 25 1/2) on Rives BFK paper 555 x 762 (21 7/8 x 30); plate-mark 532 x 670 (21 x 26 3/8); watermark ‘BFK'; printed by Lacourière, Paris and published by Creuzevault, Paris in an edition of 75
Inscribed ‘Bernard Buffet' below image b.r. and ‘32/75' below image b.l.
Purchased at Christie's (Grant-in-Aid) 1985
Lit: Dario Covi, The Passion of Christ. Dry Points by Bernard Buffet, exh. cat., Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Kentucky 1960, pp.4-5; Maurice Rheims, Bernard Buffet. Graveur, Nice and Paris 1983, p.220, repr. p.17. Also repr Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints, Christie's, 1985, p.47 (lot 274)… (read more)

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