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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