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Drypoint on Japanese paper

Dimensions (Plate): 148 x 85 mm (5.8 x 3.3 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 229 x 159 mm (9 x 6.3 in.)

Edition: From edition of 150, published by Les Éditions Georges Visat (Paris), 1967. The edition number “22” appears on the seven impressions printed on European paper, not on the seven impressions printed on Japanese paper; all fourteen prints are in the portfolio box.

Accession number: 2017.3.10

Gift of Susan L. Halper in honor of her daughter, Katherine Ida Halper (B.A. Wesleyan 2012), 2017

Bibliography: Fabrice Flahutez, Catalogue Raisonné des Estampes de Hans Bellmer, 1938–1975 (Les Nouvelles Editions Doubleff, 1999), cat. no. 17 for the the set, p. 84. The title used in DAC cataloging for this print is based on its title in the online catalog of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Work Type: print

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