Medium: original etching. Printed in 1946 by Quesneville on BFK Rives wove paper. Published in a limited edition of 300 for "Alternance" (an art and literary project featuring writers Paul Eluard, Pierre Mac Orlan, Ribemont-Dessaignes, et al., along with original prints by artists Jean Cocteau, Henri Matisse, Jean Laboureur, Edouard Goerg, Marie Laurencin, André Lhote, Valentine Hugo, Henri de Waroquier, Dignimont and Jacques Villon). These important cultural figures collaborated together just after the end of the Second World War.
Plate size: 7 x 9 1/8 inches (175 x 230 mm); the total sheet measures 9 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches (245 x 320 mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand). In fine condition with full margins, with some glue residue remaining in the left margin from the tissue guard (not affecting the etched image). A very rich impression!