Object Description

Book: Lucien Freud by Sir Lawrence Gowring
180 illustrations, primarily in black & white. 230 pages. Wide 4to, pictorial cloth, printed mylar wrapper. New York: Thames & Hudson, (1982). First edition.
The book is number 35/100 and examines the development of the paintings and drawings of Lucian Freud.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd; New edition edition (21 May 1984)
The book contains an original signed print by the artist:
Etching inside the book:
Title: A Couple
Medium: Original etching, 1982, signed by the artist with initials, with Publishers blindstamp at bottom right hand corner.
Size: 273 x 218 mms (Sheet size), 115 x 115 mms (Plate size)
Edition: The etching is from the Deluxe edition of the book and numbered 10/15 (From a suite of 4 different works). There were also 10 artists proofs.
Proofed and Printed by: Terry Wilson at Palm Tree Editions

Object History

Note: This etching is designed to look like a photo booth snapshot. The man in the work is Freud – a self portrait.

Object Literature

References: Craig Hartlet : “The Etchings of Lucian Freud” a catalogue raisonne – Number 7, pages 42/43
Lucien Freud Archive (Online) http://lucianfreud.com/lucian-freud-archive—etchings-1980-1984.html

Object Condition

Excellent

Object Classification

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