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My Wife Sally
by Milton Avery

Available at Harris Schrank Fine Prints (IFPDA)

  • Date: 1934
  • Type: Prints
  • Medium: Drypoint
  • Edition size: 100
  • Image Size: 5 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches
  • Sheet Size: 13 x 14 3/4 inches
  • Signed: Lunn 5
  • Condition: Signed
  • Price: Price on Application

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Milton Avery (1893-1965), My Wife Sally, drypoint, 1934, signed, dated and numbered in pencil [also signed in the plate on Sally's writing pad], from the edition of 100. Reference: Lunn 5 (only state). In excellent condition, on a cream wove paper, the full sheet, 5 5/8 x 8 1/2, the sheet 13 x 14 3/4 inches, archival window matting. A fine fresh impression, printed in a dark brown ink. Provenance: Associated American Artists, with their certificate appended to the mat verso. This is a relatively early print by Avery, done in a period when he was creating drypoints and before the work on wood. At this stage he was working in a mannerist/modernist mode, depicting Sally with an exaggeratedly long arm, with a modernist flattening of the composition. Sally Avery (1902=2003) was, of course, a distinguished artist in her own right.

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