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Dreaming Girl - Original etching
By Louis Icart
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Icart Dreaming Girl Original etching and stencil Printed signature in the plate On vellum 19 x 29 cm (c. 8 x 12 in) Excellent condition
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Early 20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Jean Jansem - Original Etching
By Jean Jansem
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Jansem - Original Etching Title: Loneliness Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition of 175 Paper: vélin de Rives 1974 Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1970s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
H 15.75 in. W 11.82 in. D 0.04 in.
Red - Original Etching, Handsigned
By Lionel
Located in Paris, FR
LIONEL Red Original Etching Handsigned Numbered /20 copies On vellum 47.5 x 58 cm ( c. 18.7 x 22.8 Inches ) Excellent condition
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Jean Jansem - Original Etching
By Jean Jansem
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Jansem - Original Etching Title: Loneliness Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition of 175 Paper: vélin de Rives 1974
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1970s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
H 15.75 in. W 11.82 in. D 0.04 in.
Geometria, original etching
By Marino Marini
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original etching with color on wove paper done by Marino Marini in 1973. It is hand signed and numbered 53/90 from the edition of 90. This piece is from a portfolio...
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Fillette, 1945 - Original Etching
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie Laurencin Fillette, 1945 Original etching On Japan paper, 32,5 x 25 cm (c. 12,7 x 9,8 inch) REFERENCE : Catalogue raisonné Daniel Marchesseau #236 Excellent condition
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

Jean Jansem - Original Etching
By Jean Jansem
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Jansem - Original Etching Title: Loneliness Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition of 175 Paper: vélin de Rives 1974 Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1970s Modern Portrait Prints

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Etching

  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
H 15.75 in. W 11.82 in. D 0.04 in.
Jean Jansem - Original Etching
By Jean Jansem
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Jansem - Original Etching Title: Loneliness Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition of 175 Paper: vélin de Rives 1974 Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1970s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
H 15.75 in. W 11.82 in. D 0.04 in.
Jean Jansem - Original Etching
By Jean Jansem
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Jansem - Original Etching Title: Loneliness Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition of 175 Paper: vélin de Rives 1974 Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1970s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
  • Jean Jansem - Original Etching
H 15.75 in. W 11.82 in. D 0.04 in.
Composition - Original Etching 1974
Located in Roma, IT
Composition is an original etching realized in 1974. In pencil: Für Anette / Kunstmassf Göttingen 1974. Signed in pencil under the plate. Excellent conditions.
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Etching

  • Composition - Original Etching 1974
  • Composition - Original Etching 1974
  • Composition - Original Etching 1974
  • Composition - Original Etching 1974
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H 18.12 in. W 25.12 in. D 0.08 in.
Invitation - Original Etching - 1952
Located in Roma, IT
Invitation is an original modern artwork by an anonymous artist 1952 Original etching. Good condition. Passepartout included:49 x 34 The artwork represents an invitation for a ...
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1950s Modern Figurative Prints

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Invitation - Original Etching - 1952
H 7.49 in. W 5.52 in. D 0.04 in.
Jacques Villon - Woman - Original Etching
By Jacques Villon
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jacques Villon - Woman - Original Etching Circa 1949 Signed in pencil and numbered Dimensions : 34.8 x 25 cm
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1940s Modern Portrait Prints

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Etching

Lovers - Original etching, 1943
By Luc-Albert Moreau
Located in Paris, FR
Luc-Albert MOREAU Lovers Original etching Printed signature in the plate On Arches vellum 30 x 25 cm (c. 12 x 10 inch) Printed in Haasen workshop in 1943 Excellent condition
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1940s Modern Nude Prints

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Etching

Bull - Original Etching - 1946s
Located in Roma, IT
Bull is an original contemprary artwork realized by unknown artist in 1946.. Original etching on ivory paper. Image Dimensions: 18 x 13.5 cm Illegible Hand-signed in pencil by th...
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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  • Bull - Original Etching - 1946s
  • Bull - Original Etching - 1946s
  • Bull - Original Etching - 1946s
  • Bull - Original Etching - 1946s
H 10.83 in. W 7.09 in. D 0.04 in.
Country House - Original Etching
Located in Roma, IT
Country house is an original etching realized by Frank Zack, an artist of the mid 20th Century. Good conditions except for some tears (on the lower margin and corners) of the plate....
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Mid-20th Century Figurative Prints

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The Hug - Original etching, 1943
By Jean Gabriel Daragnès
Located in Paris, FR
Jean-Gabriel DARAGNES The Hug Original etching Printed signature in the plate On Arches vellum 30 x 25 cm (c. 12 x 10 inch) Printed in Haasen workshop in 1943 Excellent condition
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

Glove - Original Etching - 1972
Located in Roma, IT
Glove is an authentic original Etching on cardboard, realized by an unknown artist in 1972. Title, Hand-signed and dated 1972 below the image. In very good condition except for mar...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching

  • Glove - Original Etching  - 1972
  • Glove - Original Etching  - 1972
H 20.48 in. W 15.36 in. D 0.04 in.
Ballerina - Original Etching - 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Ballerina is an original etching on paper realized by anonymous in the 1940s. In very good conditions. Sheet dimension: 33 x 25 cm. Image dimension: 24 x 17.5 cm. The artwork rep...
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1960s Figurative Prints

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Etching, Drypoint

  • Ballerina - Original Etching - 1960s
  • Ballerina - Original Etching - 1960s
  • Ballerina - Original Etching - 1960s
  • Ballerina - Original Etching - 1960s
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H 13 in. W 9.85 in. D 0.08 in.
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Nude - Original Etching - 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Nude is an original etching realized by an Anonymous artist in the 1960s. Sheet dimension: 32.5 x 25 cm; Image dimensions: 10 x 14.5 cm. Very good conditions. The artwork represe...
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1960s Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

  • Nude - Original Etching - 1960s
  • Nude - Original Etching - 1960s
  • Nude - Original Etching - 1960s
  • Nude - Original Etching - 1960s
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H 12.8 in. W 9.85 in. D 0.08 in.
Salvador Dali - Argus - Original Etching
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Salvador Dali - Argus - from "Mythologie" Original Etching Dimensions: 76 x 56 cm 1962 Editor: Pierre Argillet Edition: /150 Handsigned and numbered On Arches Paper References : Fiel...
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1960s Surrealist Portrait Prints

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  • Salvador Dali - Argus - Original Etching
  • Salvador Dali - Argus - Original Etching
  • Salvador Dali - Argus - Original Etching
  • Salvador Dali - Argus - Original Etching
H 22.05 in. W 29.93 in. D 0.04 in.
The butterfly - Original etching, Handsigned
By Mily Possoz
Located in Paris, FR
Mily POSSOZ The butterfly Original etching Handsigned in pencil Edition of 45 copies On vellum Rives, 20 x 15" INFORMATIONS : Bears the blind stamp of the editor "Marcel Guiot...
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Early 20th Century Modern Portrait Prints

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Jacques Villon - Landscape - Original Etching
By Jacques Villon
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jacques Villon - Landscape - Original Etching 1949 Signed in pencil and numbered Dimensions : 28 x 38 cm
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1940s Modern Landscape Prints

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Selezione II, original etching
By Marino Marini
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original etching with color on wove paper done by Marino Marini in 1973. It is hand signed and numbered 53/90 from the edition of 90. This piece is from a portfolio...
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Pierre Bonnard - People - Original Etching
By Pierre Bonnard
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Pierre Bonnard - People - Original Etching Circa 1940 Dimension : 30 x 23 cm Signed in the plate with his initials.
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

Jacques Villon - Man - Original Etching
By Jacques Villon
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jacques Villon - Man- Original Etching 1951 Signed in pencil and numbered Dimensions : 34.8 x 25 cm
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1950s Modern Portrait Prints

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Etching

Jacques Villon - Nude - Original Etching
By Jacques Villon
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jacques Villon - Nude - Original Etching 1947 Signed in pencil and numbered Dimensions : 55.6 x 39.5 cm
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1940s Modern Nude Prints

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Etching

Hermine David - Workers - Original Etching
By Hermine David
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Hermine David - Workers - Original Etching Paris, Le Gerbier, 1946 Edition of 340 Signed in the plate
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1940s Modern Portrait Prints

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Etching

Salvador Dali - Couple - Original Etching
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Salvador Dali - Couple - Original Etching Dimensions: 38 x 28 cm Edition: 235 1967 embossed signature On Arches Vellum References : Field 67-10 (p. 34-35)
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1960s Surrealist Nude Prints

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Jean Miotte - Abstract Composition - Original Etching
By Jean Miotte
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Miotte - Original Etching 1998 Dimensions: 41 x 33 cm Edition: /40 From La Déchirure
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Sleeping Nude - Original etching, 1943
By Camille Berg
Located in Paris, FR
Camille BERG Sleeping Nude Original etching Printed signature in the plate On Arches vellum 30 x 25 cm (c. 12 x 10 inch) Printed in Haasen workshop in 1943 Excellent condition
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1940s Modern Nude Prints

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Etching

Superlative Sunrise - Original etching, 1943
By Jean Frélaut
Located in Paris, FR
Jean FRELAUT Superlative Sunrise Original etching Printed signature in the plate On Arches vellum 30 x 25 cm (c. 12 x 10 inch) Printed in Haasen workshop in 1943 Excellent condition
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1940s Modern Landscape Prints

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Etching

Confidences - Original Etching - 1904
Located in Roma, IT
Confidences is an original etching realized in 1904. Hand-signed by the artist on the lower left margin. Unreadable signature. Original title handwritten on the lower right margi...
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Early 1900s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

  • Confidences - Original Etching - 1904
  • Confidences - Original Etching - 1904
H 23.39 in. W 27.49 in. D 0.04 in.
Surrealist Portrait - Original Etching, 1946
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau Surrealist Portrait, 1946 Original etching Printed signature in the plate On BFK Rives vellum, 32,5 x 25 cm (c. 12,7 x 9,8 inch) Edition limited to 300 copies (unnumber...
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1940s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Mythology - Original Etching - 1987
Located in Roma, IT
Mythology is an original Contemporary Artwork realized in Italy in 1987. Original etching on paper. Image Dimensions: 8 x 9 cm Hand-signed and dated by the artist on the lower left...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Mythology - Original Etching - 1987
H 5.52 in. W 8.27 in. D 0.04 in.
Salvador Dali - Marguerite - Original Etching
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Salvador Dali - Marguerite - Original Etching from "Faust" suite Stamped signature, as issued From the standard edition of 731 Dimensions: 38,5 x 28,5 cm 1969 References : Field 69-1...
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1960s Surrealist Nude Prints

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Mythological Beauty - Original etching, 1943
By Jacques Boullaire
Located in Paris, FR
Jacques BOULLAIRE Mythological Beauty Original etching Printed signature in the plate On Arches vellum 30 x 25 cm (c. 12 x 10 inch) Printed in Haasen workshop in 1943 Excellent con...
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

Dreamy Nude, Original etching, Handsigned
By Hans Bellmer
Located in Paris, FR
Hans BELLMER Dreamy Nude Original etching Handsigned in pencil Numbered by Artist, limited to 70 copies On Japanese paper 67.5 x 51.5 cm (26.5 x 20") Excellent condition
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Mid-20th Century Surrealist Nude Prints

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Etching

Sleeping cat - Original Etching, Handsigned
By Mily Possoz
Located in Paris, FR
Mily POSSOZ Sleeping cat, c. 1930 Original etching Handsigned in pencil Limited /40 copies On Rives vellum 20 x 15" INFORMATIONS : Bears the blind stamp of the editor "Marcel Guiot...
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Early 20th Century Modern Interior Prints

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André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching

André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching

André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching

André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching

André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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André Lhote - Cubist Landscape - Original Etching
By André Lhote
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lhote - Cubist Landscape - Original Etching Paris, Le Gerbier, 1946 Edition of 340 Signed in the plate Unumbered as issued
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1940s Modern Portrait Prints

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Etching

André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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The Bird - Original Etching - 1945
Located in Roma, IT
The Bird is an original Etching, realized by an anonymous artist in 1945. The status of preservation Good. The artwork is depicted skillfully through confident and strong lines wit...
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

The Bird - Original Etching - 1945
H 8.86 in. W 11.82 in. D 0.08 in.
Abstract Composition - Original Etching - 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Abstract Composition is an original etching realized by an anonymous artist in the 1970s. Good conditions except for worn margins. Numbered. Edition, 75/130. The artwork is depict...
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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The Charcoal Stove - Original Etching, 1956
By Alberto Giacometti
Located in Paris, FR
Alberto GIACOMETTI The Charcoal Stove, 1956 Original etching On Arches vellum 38.5 x 28 cm (c. 15 x 11 inches) In very good condition
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1950s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

Abstract Composition - Original Etching - 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Abstract Composition is an original etching realized by an anonymous artist in the 1970s. Good conditions except for worn margins. Numbered. Edition, 75/130. The artwork is depict...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching

André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André Lanskoy - Composition - Original Etching From Dédale Edition: 190 Dimensions: 32 x 18 cm This etching is from the first series of etching Lanskoy made. Unsigned and unumbered ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Faces study - Original Etching Handsigned Numbered
By Leonor Fini
Located in Paris, FR
Léonor FINI Faces study Original etching, 1980 Handsigned in pencil Numbered /280 copies On Rives vellum, size 61 x 50 cm (c. 24 x 20 in) Good condition
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1980s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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