Drypoint and aquatint, Mathews and Shaprio’s eighth state (of ten), printed in black, green, purple, apricot, and rose-apricot, from three plates, a superb impression of this state, with strong burr, in a previously unknown color combination, and with experimental extension of the skirt of the woman’s dress by monotype inking, on blue-green laid paper, annotated D in lower-left corner, and HP at lower-right corner
The only other impression of this state (a duplicate from Vollard’s collection, now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.) is printed in tones of orange and yellow.
Catalogue references: Breeskin 159; Mathews & Shapiro 17
Provenance: Ambroise Vollard, Paris (acquired from the artist in the early years of the 20th century as part of her studio collection)
Henri M. Petiet, Paris (acquired from the Vollard estate)
Heirs of Henri M. Petiet, Paris