Stuart Davis - Editions Modern: Online Auction New York Friday, December 4, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Estate of the artist
    Associated American Artists, New York, 1976

  • Literature

    Sylvan Cole and Jane Myers 10

  • Catalogue Essay

    "...located in the 11th arrondissement...while the relation of the architectural elements remains intact, the central structure is reduced to its linear essentials. The delicately balanced composition is animated by the details that caught Davis's selective eye: the serpentine swirls of the balconies' ornamental ironwork, the urns in the far courtyard, the lampoost, and the rooster atop La Cressonee restaurant". Jane Myers, Stuart Davis: Graphic Work and Related Paintings, 1986, p. 24.

    This image has not come up at auction in the past 30 years.

    The use of 'china' paper, a thin, smooth paper imported from the orient - but often from India or Japan as well as from China - permits the printer to retain every subtlety of the drawing. In the printing process, the thin, china paper is placed against the stone and is then covered with a sheet of heavier paper, to which the thin paper is adhered as it passes through the press, hence the term chine collé. Clinton Adams, American Lithographers 1900-1960, The Artists and Their Printers, 1983, p. 74.

Property from a Midwest Collection


Place Pasdeloup No. 1

A very rare lithograph, with chine collé to wove paper, with full margins.
I. 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (36.8 x 29.2 cm)
S. 21 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. (54.6 x 35.9 cm)

Signed and numbered 1/10 in pencil, framed.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $3,528

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Online Auction 4 - 11 December  2020