Jean FautrierViolet Hostage 1949, published c.1960-4

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Artist
Jean Fautrier (1898‑1964)
Title
Violet Hostage
Otage violet
Date 1949, published c.1960-4
MediumEtching on paper
Dimensionsimage: 265 x 309 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1986
Reference
P77139
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Jean Fautrier 1897-1964

P77139 Violet Hostage1949, pub. c.1960-4

Etching, open bite and lavis 265 x 309 (10 3/8 x 12 1/8) on Richard de Bas paper 384 x 566 (15 1/8 x 22 1/4); plate-mark 265 x 309 (10 3/8 x 12 1/8); watermark 1326 [cross banded shield] RICHARD de BAS; printed by Jacques David, Paris and published by Michel Couturier, Paris in an edition of 50
Inscribed ‘Fautrier' b.r. and ‘31/50' b.l. and ‘otage violet' on back t.l. in another hand
Purchased from Lutz Riester (Grant-in-Aid) 1986
Lit: Rainer Michael Mason, Jean Fautrier: Les Estampes, Geneva 1986, p.116 no.239 repr., as ‘Otage violet 2e etat'. Also repr: Edwin Engelberts, Jean Fautrier: Oeuvre gravé Oeuvre sculpté, Geneva 1969, no… (read more)

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