MARIETTE LYDIS – Bust of a young woman, 1964
Sheet size: 325 x 255 mm
Edition: 285 – Unsigned
Original etching with aquatint by Mariette Lydis. Printed by Georges Leblanc on a hand-press on vélin de Rives. The subtle use of dust-ground aquatint has given these etchings the look of pencil drawings, enhanced by the careful avoidance of plate marks. A plate for Vingt-huit Poèmes: Une Saison en Enfer by Arthur Rimbaud. Copy 178/250. Of the 250 numbered copies, 219 were on Rives and 32 on Japon nacré. There were also 35 hors-commerce copies, making a total of 285. In addition there were 16 suites on Auvergne, 32 suites on Rives, and 82 suites in colour. Sold with a copy of the justification page signed by the publisher, Jacques Vialetay. Condition: Fine.