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This original lithograph in colour is hand signed by the artist in pencil “P. Delvaux” at the lower right margin.
It is also inscribed in pencil “H.C.” an Hors Commerce [out of trade] impression aside form the standard edition of 50.
The work was printed by Atelier Mourlot, Paris in a limited edition of 75 hand signed and numbered impressions.
It was published by Galerie Le Bateau Lavoir, Paris with their blindstamp.
Provenance: Mrs Mira Jacob, Galerie le Bateau-Lavoir, Paris.
The Mira Jacob Collection is one of the most complete collections of prints by Paul Delvuax in private hands.
Madame Mira Jacob Wolfovska (1912–2004) was a renowned figure in the Parisian art world, and her gallery Le Bateau Lavoir, located on the rue de Seine, was famous for its exhibitions of Surrealist art, of which she was a passionate advocate.
Mrs Mira Jacob was also the author of the Paul Delvaux graphic work catalogue raisonne that was published in 1976.
Literature: Jacob, M. (1976). Paul Delvaux Graphic Work. New York: Rizzoli.
Reference: Jacob 59.
Condition: In excellent condition.