Le papillon rouge et jaune (Red and Yellow Butterfly); and La rascasse (Scorpion Fish)

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  • Provenance

    Atelier Mourlot Collection and Archive, Paris (inkstamp on the reverse and accompanying certificate # 7183 and # 7184)
    Private Collection

  • Literature

    Charles Sorlier 43 and 49

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Le papillon rouge et jaune (Red and Yellow Butterfly); and La rascasse (Scorpion Fish)

1964
Two lithographs in colors, on Arches paper, Le papillon with full margins, La rascasse with margins.
papillon I. 19 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. (49.5 x 67.3 cm)
papillon S. 22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm)
rascasse I. 19 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. (49.5 x 67.3 cm)
rascasse S. 21 1/2 x 29 in. (54.6 x 73.7 cm)

Both signed with initials, La rascasse annotated 'Bon á Tirer' in black crayon, Le papillon annotated 'Bon' in purple crayon and additionally annotated 'Rouge plus soutenu' (heavier red) and 'Bonne pour les 4 couleurs' (good for the four colors) in pencil (good-to-print proofs, the editions were 150 and some artist's proofs), published by Éditions David et Garnier, Paris, both unframed.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

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New York Auction 17 October 2017