Albert Belleroche original lithograph "Reverie" trial proof
Medium: original lithograph. Signed in pencil at the lower right and numbered in red crayon "x218" at the lower left, and inscribed on verso "Reverie" in the same red crayon. This proof is printed on a thin vellum-finish wove paper and is presumed to have been hand-pulled by Belleroche, as the artist was known to do.
The image measures approximately 18 x 14 inches (455 x 355 mm); some ink intrudes into the margin consistent with hand-printing. The total sheet measures 20 x 16 1/2 inches (510 x 420 mm) with irregularly cut edges. Condition: there is some skinning to the surface of the paper on the left side (possibly occurring during printing); some creasing; two minor repaired tears; and a 1 cm hole can be seen near the top which has been repaired at an earlier date. A rare and magnificent piece!