Mar 05, 2015 - Sale 2375

Sale 2375 - Lot 48

Price Realized: $ 7,500
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Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000

Etching printed in black on thin, laid Japan paper, 1867. 88x178 mm; 3 1/2x7 inches, full margins. Fifth state (of 6), with the intermediate work on the left hand and before the addition of the tip of the thumb behind the right hand, before the first published edition in Zola's pamphlet. A superb, dark, early and richly-inked impression with strong contrasts and crisp, inky plate edges.

An extremely scarce, early impression. We have found fewer than 5 similiar impressions at auction in the past 30 years. Guérin 39; Harris 53.