Opaque Space


Color aquatint, etching, and engraving printed on wove BFK Rives paper.
Artist’s proof.  No stated edition has been identified, and it is unlikely that more than just a handful of impressions were made of this plate.  This one a second state, apparently.  A first state, before shading was added throughout the plate, can be found in the collection of The National Gallery of Art (see here).
Signed and annotated “Epreuve d’Artist” in pencil.
This impression was printed in Paris and was given or sold to Bernard Brussel-Smith when he visited and worked at Atelier 17 in 1957 and 1958.  Thence by decent, owned by his son until we acquired it.

Very faint line of discoloration along a prior mat window edge (visible in our image), unobtrusive.

13 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches