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The Sea is Near | La Mer est Proche by Paul Delvaux

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Edition Size: 200

Image Size: 66 x 50.5 cm. cm

Sheet Size: 76.5 x 57 cm. cm


Condition: Good

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PAUL DELVAUX 1897-1995
Antheit, Huy 1897-1995 Veurne (Belgian)

Title: The Sea is Near | La Mer est Proche, 1966

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Inscribed Lithograph on Arches Wove Paper

Paper size: 76.5 x 57 cm. / 30.1 x 22.4 in.
Image size: 66 x 50.5 cm. / 26 x 19.9 in.

Additional Information: This original lithograph is hand signed in pencil by the artist “P. Delvaux” at the lower right margin.
It is also inscribed “H.C.” in pencil, a Hors Commerce [out of trade] impression aside from the standard edition of 75.
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 the publisher’s blindstamp.
The paper bears the Arches watermark.

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 8


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Paul Delvaux

Belgian Paul Delvaux was born in 1897 and was famed as a surrealist painter. As a young man he read classic works such as Homer, and would sketch mythological scenes inspired by his reading. Despite pressure from his parents to study architecture, Delvaux was committed to a career in fine art and chose to study at the Belgian Academy of Arts in Brussels, enrolling in several art classes.

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