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A superbly printed proof impression of the only state very rare in this the final version with the two additional colors added by the printer Clot (the blue to the eyes and the white to the face, hat and background), apart from the edition of 100 printed in six colors in which the stone signature does not appear. Commissioned by Ambroise Vollard for the third (unissued) Album d’Estampes Originales de la Galerie Vollard, Paris; printed by Auguste Clot.
Literature regarding this artwork: Jean Leymarie/Michel Melot, The Graphic Work of the Impressionists, Thames and Husdon, London, 1971, R. 30 (ill.);
Roger Passeron, Impressionist Prints, The Wellfleet Press, New Jersey, 1974, p. 127 (ill.);
Una E. Johnson, Ambroise Vollard, Editeur: Prints-Books-Bronzes, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1977, no. 110.
Collections in which impressions of this lithograph can be found: Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts; Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, University of California, Los Angeles, California.