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Bottle, Glass and Book - Original Lithograph (Mourlot)
By Le Corbusier
Located in Paris, FR
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) Bottle, Glass and Book, 1961 Original lithograph Signature printed in the plate From a limited edition of 150 proofs On BFK Rives vellum 57 x 46 cm (c. 23 x...
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1960s Modern Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

Reading Women - Original lithograph (L'Estampe Moderne 1897-1898)
By Louis Welden Hawkins
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Welden HAWKINS Reading Women Original lithograph Printed signature in the plate 1897/98 Printed on Vélin Size 40 x 31 cm (c. 16 x 12") INFORMATION : Published by 'Estampe M...
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1890s Art Nouveau Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Salvador Dali - Don Quichotte - Original Lithograph
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Salvador Dali - Don Quichotte - Original Lithograph Joseph FORET, Paris, 1957 PRINTER : Atelier Mourlot. SIGNATURE : printed signature in the plate LIMITED : Total edition of 233 SI...
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1950s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Boat at Sea Landscape - Original Lithograph Handsigned
By Pierre Alechinsky
Located in Paris, FR
Pierre ALECHINSKY Boat at sea landcape Original lithograph, 1989 Handsigned in pencil Artist proof (aside the edition of 99 copies) On Arches vellum, size 90 x 60 cm. (c. 35,4 x 23,...
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1980s Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

Innocence - Original Lithograph by Wifredo Lam - 1974
By Wifredo Lam
Located in Roma, IT
Hand signed. Edition of 262 prints. Wifredo Lam was a Cuban artist inspired by and in contact with some of the most important artists of the 20th century. He was influenced by the Su...
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1970s Surrealist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

La Toilette Assise - Original Lithograph by Pierre Bonnard - 1925
By Pierre Bonnard
Located in Roma, IT
Edition of only 100 prints on vélin crème fort, numbered and signed by the artist. Redness on left side of the sheet, otherwise excellent conditions. Very soft redness on verso. Full...
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1920s Post-Impressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Les Revolutions Sceniques du XX Siecles - Original Lithograph by Joan Mirò
By Joan Miró
Located in Roma, IT
"Les Révolutions Scéniques du XX siècle" is an original lithograph realized by Joan Miró in 1975. This is a limited edition. Bibliography: Joan Miró. Catalogue raisonné des livres i...
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1970s Surrealist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Night Owls - Original handsigned lithograph - 60 copies
By Eduardo Arroyo
Located in Paris, FR
Eduardo ARROYO Night Owls Original lithograph Handsigned in pencil Limited to 60 copies On Arches vellum 16 x 12" (40 x 30 cm) Excellent condition
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1980s Realist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Salvador Dali - Sea Horse - Original Handsigned Lithograph
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Salvador Dali - Sea Horse Original Lithograph Dimensions: 68 x 50 cm 1972 Edition: 213/250 Handsigned References : Field 72-6N
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1970s Surrealist Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Miotte - Abstract Composition - Original Signed Lithograph
By Jean Miotte
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Miotte - Original Signed Lithograph Title: Abstract Composition Dimensions: 20 x 16 cm Edition: 85/180 Signed and Numbered in pencil Jean Miotte, 1926 - 2016 Miotte came of ar...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Miotte - Constant Eye I - Original Signed Lithograph
By Jean Miotte
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Miotte - Rare Original Signed Lithograph Title: Abstract Composition Dimensions: 76 x 56 cm Edition: /66 Hand-Signed in pencil L'Oeil Constant, Vence, Pierre Chave, 2001.
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Aquatint

Jean Miotte - Abstract Composition - Original Signed Lithograph
By Jean Miotte
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Miotte - Rare Original Signed Lithograph Title: Abstract Composition Dimensions: 76 x 56 cm Edition: 64/99 Signed and Numbered in pencil Jean Miotte, 1926 - 2016 Miotte came o...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Aquatint

Jean Miotte - Abstract Composition - Original Signed Lithograph
By Jean Miotte
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Miotte - Rare Original Signed Lithograph Title: Abstract Composition Dimensions: 76 x 56 cm Edition: 64/99 Signed and Numbered in pencil
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Aquatint

Jean Miotte - Abstract Composition - Original Signed Lithograph
By Jean Miotte
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Miotte - Rare Original Signed Lithograph Title: Abstract Composition Dimensions: 76 x 56 cm Edition: 64/99 Signed and Numbered in pencil
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Aquatint

Jean Miotte - Abstract Composition - Original Signed Lithograph
By Jean Miotte
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Miotte - Rare Original Signed Lithograph Title: Abstract Composition Dimensions: 76 x 56 cm Edition: 64/99 Signed and Numbered in pencil Jean Miotte, 1926 - 2016 Miotte came o...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Aquatint

Jean Miotte - Abstract Composition - Original Signed Lithograph
By Jean Miotte
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Miotte - Rare Original Signed Lithograph Title: Abstract Composition Dimensions: 76 x 56 cm Edition: 98/150 Signed and Numbered in pencil Jean Miotte, 1926 - 2016 Miotte came ...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Aquatint

Miro. original lithography limited edition painting
By Joan Miró
Located in CORAL GABLES - MIAMI, FL
Miro. original lithography limited edition painting Original graphic work of the Spanish master Joan MIRO. Lithograph of the year 1975 Signed in pencil by the artist Virtual framed ...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

Miro. original lithography limited edition painting
By Joan Miró
Located in CORAL GABLES - MIAMI, FL
Miro. original lithography limited edition painting Original lithography Printed signature, as issued Edition: From the edition of 1500 bearing the printed signature of Miro Perfect ...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

ANTONI TAPIES - LITHOGRAPHY ORIGINAL - "DESSIN BIFFÉ" 1980
By Antoni Tàpies
Located in CORAL GABLES - MIAMI, FL
TAPIES Antoni Tapies Puig 1923-2012 "DESSIN BIFFÉ" 1980 Lithography 89x60 Cm. Edition of 75 copies + HC Signed to Pencil Maeght Editor, Barcelona Cataloged in TAPIES WORK GRAPH 1979...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Lithograph

" ELS MESTRES DE CATALUNYA" original lithography painting
By Antoni Tàpies
Located in CORAL GABLES - MIAMI, FL
"Als masters of Catalunya" 1974 Serigraphy Kraf paper in various inks 210 x 100 cm. Ed. Gaspar Sala - Barcelona Signed down on the right. Edition: 40 numbered copies Catalog raisonne...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Original WW2 Poster Join QARANC – Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps
Located in London, GB
To see our other original vintage public information posters, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this Seller" - or send us a message if you ca...
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1940s Realist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

1935 London Transport Original Poster Christmas Shopping Clifford Rosemary Ellis
By Clifford & Rosemary Ellis
Located in London, GB
To see our other original vintage travel posters including more pre-war London Transport posters, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this Sell...
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1930s Modern More Prints

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Lithograph

You can be Sure of Shell 1937 Original Poster Clifford & Rosemary Ellis
By Clifford & Rosemary Ellis
Located in London, GB
To see our other original vintage travel posters, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this seller" - or send us a message if you cannot find th...
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1930s Modern More Prints

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Lithograph

Three Nudes - Original Lithograph
By Le Corbusier
Located in Paris, FR
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) Three Nudes, 1938 Original lithograph Signature printed in the plate Dated in the plate On light vellum 21 x 27 cm (c. 8 x 11 inch) Very good condition, pa...
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1930s Modern Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Arp - Original Lithograph
By Jean Arp
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Arp - Original Lithograph 1951 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art revue XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1950s Surrealist Animal Prints

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Lithograph

  • Jean Arp -  Original Lithograph
  • Jean Arp -  Original Lithograph
  • Jean Arp -  Original Lithograph
  • Jean Arp -  Original Lithograph
H 12.6 in. W 9.45 in. D 0.04 in.
Lutece - Original lithograph - 1897
By Adolphe Giraldon
Located in Paris, FR
Adolphe Giraldon Lutece Original lithograph Printed signature in the plate 1897/98 Printed on paper Vélin Size 40 x 30 cm (c. 16 x 12") INFORMATION : Published by 'Estampe Modern...
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1890s Art Nouveau Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Arp - Original Lithograph
By Jean Arp
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Arp - Original Lithograph 1962 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art review XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1960s Surrealist Animal Prints

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Lithograph

  • Jean Arp -  Original Lithograph
  • Jean Arp -  Original Lithograph
  • Jean Arp -  Original Lithograph
  • Jean Arp -  Original Lithograph
H 12.6 in. W 9.45 in. D 0.04 in.
Alberto Giacometti Original Lithographs
By Alberto Giacometti
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alberto Giacometti Original Lithographs Published in the deluxe art review, XXe Siecle 1952 Dimensions: each 32 x 24 cm Publisher: G. di San Lazzaro. Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1950s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Henry Moore - Original Lithograph
By Henry Moore
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Henry Moore - Original Lithograph 1977 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art review XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1970s Surrealist Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Emilio Vedova - Original Lithograph
By Emilio Vedova
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Emilio Vedova - Original Lithograph Abstraction 1961 From the art revue XXe Siecle Dimensions: 32 x 24 Edition: G. di San Lazzaro. Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Marc Chagall - Original Lithograph
By Marc Chagall
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marc Chagall - Original Lithograph From the literary review "XXe Siècle" 1966 Dimensions: 32 x 46 cm Publisher: G. di San Lazzaro. Unsigned and unumbered as issued Folded as publish...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Marino Marini - Original Lithograph
By Marino Marini
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marino Marini - Knight - Original Lithograph 1970 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art review XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1970s Surrealist Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Giuseppe Capogrossi - Original Lithograph
By Guiseppe Capogrossi
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Giuseppe Capogrossi - Original Lithograph Colorful Abstraction 1969 From the art revue XXe Siecle Dimensions: 19 x 12.25 inches Edition: G. di San Lazzaro. Unsigned and unumbered as ...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Alfred Manessier - Original Lithograph
By Alfred Manessier
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alfred Manessier - Original Lithograph Colorful Abstraction 1962 From XXe Siecle Dimensions: 32 x 24 Edition: G. di San Lazzaro. Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Henry Moore - Original Lithograph
By Henry Moore
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Henry Moore - Original Lithograph Birds, 1964 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm Unsigned, as issued From the review XXe siècle Henry Moore is one of the most significant British artists of t...
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1960s Surrealist Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Pierre Soulages - Original Lithograph
By Pierre Soulages
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Pierre Soulages - Original Lithograph Published in the deluxe art review "XXe siècle" 1959 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Marc Chagall - Original Lithograph
By Marc Chagall
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marc Chagall Original Lithograph 1963 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm Reference: Chagall Lithographe 1957-1962. VOLUME II. Condition : Excellent Marc Chagall (born in 1887) Marc Chagall wa...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Marc Chagall - Original Lithograph
By Marc Chagall
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marc Chagall Original Lithograph 1963 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm Unsigned, as published in "Chagall Lithographe 1957-1962. VOLUME II" Edition of several thousand Condition : Excellent M...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Marc Chagall - Original Lithograph
By Marc Chagall
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marc Chagall Original Lithograph 1963 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm Reference: Chagall Lithographe 1957-1962. VOLUME II. Condition : Excellent Marc Chagall (born in 1887) Marc Chagall wa...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Marc Chagall - Original Lithograph
By Marc Chagall
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marc Chagall Original Lithograph 1963 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm Reference: Chagall Lithographe 1957-1962. VOLUME II. Unsigned edition of over 5,000 Condition : Excellent Marc Chagall ...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Alberto Giacometti Original Lithograph
By Alberto Giacometti
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Alberto Giacometti Original Lithograph Published in the deluxe art review, XXe Siecle 1952 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm Publisher: G. di San Lazzaro. Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1950s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Marc Chagall - Original Lithograph
By Marc Chagall
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marc Chagall Original Lithograph 1963 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm Reference: Chagall Lithographe 1957-1962. VOLUME II. Unsigned edition of over 5,000 Condition : Excellent Marc Chagall ...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Hans Hartung - Original Lithograph
By Hans Hartung
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Hans Hartung - Original Lithograph 1959 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm XXe siècle Publisher: G. di San Lazzaro. Hans Hartung B. 1904, LEIPZIG, GERMANY; D. 1989, ANTIBES, FRANCE Hans Hartung...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled, Original Lithograph 1971
By Hans Hartung
Located in Roma, IT
Untitled is a color lithograph on paper, realized by the master Hans Hartung (Lipsia, 1904 - Antibes, 1989) in 1971. Image dimensions: 50x72 cm. Signed in pencil on lower left. Nu...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Selfportrait - Original lithograph - Mourlot 1982
By Bernard Buffet
Located in Paris, FR
Bernard BUFFET Selfportrait , 1982 Original lithograph in colors (Mourlot workshop) Printed signature in the plate On paper 66 x 52 cm (c. 26 x 21 inch) REFRENCES : Catalogue raiso...
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1980s Realist Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

The Pilgrim - Original lithograph, Handsigned
By Jules Cavailles
Located in Paris, FR
Jules CAVAILLES The Pilgrim Original lithograph Handsigned in pencil Justified EA (artist proof) On Arches vellum 36 x 20 cm (c. 14 x 8 in) Excellent condition
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1960s Post-Impressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

The Dove - Original lithograph, Handsigned
By Jules Cavailles
Located in Paris, FR
Jules CAVAILLES The Dove Original lithograph Handsigned in pencil Justified EA (artist proof) On Arches vellum 38 x 25 cm (c. 15 x 10 in) Very good condition, light clear foxing in...
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1960s Post-Impressionist Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Marc Chagall - Paradise - Original Lithograph
By Marc Chagall
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marc Chagall, Original Lithograh depicting an instant of the Bible. Technique: Original lithograph in colours On the reverse: another black and white original lithograph Year: 1960...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Couple : The Argument - Original Lithograph
By Le Corbusier
Located in Paris, FR
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) Couple : The Argument, 1938 Original lithograph Signature printed in the plate Dated in the plate On light vellum 21 x 27 cm (c. 8 x 11 inch) Very good con...
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1930s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Marino Marini - Horse - Original Lithograph
By Marino Marini
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marino Marini - Horse - Original Lithograph 1955 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art review XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1950s Surrealist Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Woman - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Cocteau - Woman - Original Lithograph Signed "Jean Cocteau" in the plate and dated 1957 in the plate. 39 x 29 cm Edition: 500 Hand numbered Stamp signed lower right
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1950s Modern Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Henri Laurens - Character - Original Lithograph
By Henri Laurens
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marino Marini - Character - Original Lithograph 1951 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1950s Surrealist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Pit Workers - Original lithograph - 1897
By Jean-Georges Besson
Located in Paris, FR
Jean-Georges BESSON Pit Workers Original lithograph Printed signature in the plate 1897/98 On vellum 40 x 31 cm (c. 16 x 12") INFORMATION : Published by 'Estampe Moderne, Paris, 18...
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1890s Art Nouveau Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Pierre Alechinsky - Composition - Original Lithograph
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Pierre Alechinsky - Composition - Original Lithograph From the literary review "XXe Siècle" 1960 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm Publisher: G. di San Lazzaro. Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Marino Marini - Knight - Original Lithograph
By Marino Marini
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marino Marini - Knight - Original Lithograph 1967 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art review XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1960s Surrealist Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Marino Marini - Horses - Original Lithograph
By Marino Marini
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marino Marini - Horses - Original Lithograph 1951 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art review XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1950s Surrealist Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Reflections - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Reflections Signed in the plate Dimensions: 32 x 25.5 cm Edition: 200 1959 Publisher: Bibliophiles Du Palais Unnumbered as issued
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1950s Modern More Prints

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Lithograph

Sailor's supper - Original lithograph - 1897
By Jacques Baseilhac
Located in Paris, FR
Jacques BASEILHAC Sailor's supper Original lithograph Printed signature in the plate 1897/98 On vellum 40 x 31 cm (c. 16 x 12") INFORMATION : Published by 'Estampe Moderne, Paris,...
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1890s Art Nouveau Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Marino Marini - Knight - Original Lithograph
By Max Ernst
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marino Marini - Knight - Original Lithograph 1968 Dimensions: 32 x 48 cm From the art review XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1960s Surrealist Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Max Ernst - Birds - Original Lithograph
By Max Ernst
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Max Ernst - Birds - Original Lithograph Birds, 1964 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art review XXe siècle Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1960s Surrealist Animal Prints

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Lithograph

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