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Edouard Manet original etching "Berthe Morisot"
Edouard Manet etching "Berthe Morisot" 1910 edition

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Item Code: 3077

Medium: original etching and drypoint. Catalogue reference: Harris 75. Executed by Manet in 1872; this impression was published in 1910 for the rare first edition of "Manet & the French Impressionists" by Theodore Duret. Plate size: 4 5/8 x 3 1/8 inches; 118 x 79mm. Not signed.

Condition: this is a good impression on wove paper with plate tone. There is a spot of foxing in the right margin.

There were a small number of impressions issued, after which the copper plate was cancelled with two punched holes. The etching offered here is from the first edition published after the plate was cancelled; there were later editions after this one in which the plate was beveled to "hide" the two holes. This is a lucky find, and most collectors do not object to the holes, as they do indeed demonstrate the provenance of the piece.