Lullaby or Cradle Song
Berceuse (original French title)
Lithograph in black on smooth wove paper, 1895.
References: Delteil 141; Adriani 157; Wittrock 136.
First state, before letters. Edition of 20 in this state. Extremely scarce in this state.
This image was created as an illustration of Désiré Dihau’s Mélodies, published by C. Joubert, Paris. With letters, this edition is common.
Signed with the artist’s red orange monogram stamp (Lugt 1338), and numbered “8” in pencil.
Provenance: Marcel Lecomte, book and print dealer and collector, Paris, with his black monogram stamp (not in Lugt).