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Lucian Freud

The Egyptian Book (H. 49), 1994

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18 1/5 × 16 7/10 in
46.3 × 42.5 cm
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Initialed in pencil and numbered 12/40 (total edition includes 12 artist's proofs), on T.H.S. …

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Initialed in pencil and numbered 12/40 (total edition includes 12 artist's proofs), on T.H.S. Saunders wove paper, printed by Studio Prints, London, published by Mathew Marks Gallery, New York, framed.

plate: 298 by 298 mm 11 3/4 by 11 3/4 in
sheet: 463 by 425 mm 18 1/4 by 16 3/4 in

Lucian Freud
British, 1922–2011
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Lucian Freud is considered one of the most important figurative painters of the 20th and 21st centuries. The son of architect Ernst Freud and grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud’s early artistic practice was characterized by a meticulously realistic approach to painting. In the mid-1950s, however, Freud diverged from this previous approach in favor of looser brushwork and richer application of color. Freud directed his modified technique and deeply probing gaze toward the discipline of portraiture, which has come to be the core of his oeuvre. Though his style continued to evolve throughout his 70 years of painting, Freud consistently focused on translating his direct perceptions, however subjective, onto the canvas, resulting in portraits that are honest, tender, and psychologically complex.

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Initialed in pencil and numbered 12/40 (total edition includes 12 artist's proofs), on T.H.S. …

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Initialed in pencil and numbered 12/40 (total edition includes 12 artist's proofs), on T.H.S. Saunders wove paper, printed by Studio Prints, London, published by Mathew Marks Gallery, New York, framed.

plate: 298 by 298 mm 11 3/4 by 11 3/4 in
sheet: 463 by 425 mm 18 1/4 by 16 3/4 in

Lucian Freud
British, 1922–2011
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Lucian Freud is considered one of the most important figurative painters of the 20th and 21st centuries. The son of architect Ernst Freud and grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud’s early artistic practice was characterized by a meticulously realistic approach to painting. In the mid-1950s, however, Freud diverged from this previous approach in favor of looser brushwork and richer application of color. Freud directed his modified technique and deeply probing gaze toward the discipline of portraiture, which has come to be the core of his oeuvre. Though his style continued to evolve throughout his 70 years of painting, Freud consistently focused on translating his direct perceptions, however subjective, onto the canvas, resulting in portraits that are honest, tender, and psychologically complex.

Lucian Freud

The Egyptian Book (H. 49), 1994

Etching
18 1/5 × 16 7/10 in
46.3 × 42.5 cm
Bidding closed
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