Edy Legrand (aka Edouard Léon Louis Edy-Legrand; Edward Louis Warschawsky Leon) (1892–1970)
“Young Woman and Man”, 1929, published in Paris in 1929 by Éditions du Capital as illustration to Pierre Mac Orlan’s “Œuvres Poétiques Complètes.”
Drypoint on cream wove (Japon Impérial) paper.
Size: (sheet) 17.8 x 13.7 cm; (plate) 13 x 8.3 cm.
IFF 9 (Département des Estampes et de la Photographie 1965, “Inventaire du Fonds Français après 1800”, vol. 13, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, pp. 345, cat. no. 9 [https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k54892331/f357.item]).
Condition: a strong, well-printed and near faultless impression in pristine condition (i.e., there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling).
I am selling this remarkably expressive drypoint of what I believe—and I may be completely incorrect as my skills in reading faces is invariably wrong—is a spirited and strong-willed young lady of the 1920s—a “flapper”—with her 5 o'clock shadowed beaux, for AU$222 (currently US$165.78/EUR142.36/GBP120.48 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.
If you are interested in purchasing superb drypoint where a viewer may feel reflexively interrogated, or at least visually arrested, by the portrayed figures’ enquiring gaze, please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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