This original lithograph is hand signed by the artist in pencil "P. Delvaux" at the lower right margin.
It is also numbered in pencil “69/75” at the lower left margin.
The work was printed by Atelier Mourlot, Paris in a limited edition of 75 hand signed and numbered impressions.
It was published by Galerie Le Bateau Lavoir, Paris
The paper bears the Arches watermark.
Provenance: Mrs Mira Jacob, Galerie le Bateau-Lavoir, Paris.
The Mira Jacob Collection is one of the most complete collections of prints by Paul Delvuax in private hands.
Madame Mira Jacob Wolfovska (1912–2004) was a renowned figure in the Parisian art world, and her gallery Le Bateau Lavoir, located on the rue de Seine, was famous for its exhibitions of Surrealist art, of which she was a passionate advocate.
Mrs Mira Jacob was also the author of the Paul Delvaux graphic work catalogue raisonne that was published in 1976.
Literature: Jacob, M. (1976). Paul Delvaux Graphic Work. New York: Rizzoli.
Reference: Jacob 42.
Condition: In very good condition. A few soft creases in the margins.
Publisher: Galerie Le Bateau Lavoir, Paris
About Paul Delvaux
Paul Delvaux is known for his oil paintings that fuse elements of Surrealism with classical forms. A recurring theme in Delvaux’s work is nude women, incongruously reclining or wandering silently through classical buildings or train stations, combined with motifs such as skeletons and other unexpected objects. Deeply indebted to the works of Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte, Delvaux’s scenes are characterized by long shadows, oppressive atmospheres, and unsettling juxtapositions. Of de Chirico’s influence, Delvaux once said, “With him I realized what was possible, the climate that had to be developed, the climate of silent streets with shadows of people who can’t be seen.”
Belgian, 1897-1994, Belgium