Nov 15, 2012 - Sale 2294

Sale 2294 - Lot 127

Price Realized: $ 28,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000

Etching and aquatint on cream laid paper, 1944-45. 250x300 mm; 9 3/4x11 3/4 inches, full margins. Signed, titled and numbered 2/8 in pencil, lower margin. A brilliant impression of this extremely scarce, early etching with all the fine lines distinct.

According to the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, only three other impressions are known, two of which are in the Foundation's collection.

We have found only 2 other early, 1940s etchings by Gottlieb at auction in the past 25 years; the extremely small number of impressions that survive are mainly found in museums and private collections. Associated American Artists 17 (illustration page 7).