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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Fille aux Oies, engraving, 1916, signed in pencil lower left, numbered (4/40) lower right and inscribed “imp,” also titled lower left margin edge. Reference: Sylvan Laboureur 159, second state (of 2), from the edition of 40.In very good condition, with margins (remains of prior hinging verso), 6 3/4 x 6 1/8, the sheet 11 x 8 3/4 inches.
A fine impression of this early cubist-influenced engraving.
In 1917 Apollinaire wrote to Laboureur: “Je voudrais bien avoir le portrait de femme [L. 170] et la gardienne d’oies promis.”