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Il est mauvais coucher

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1972, Michael Ayrton

Edition Number: Artist’s Proof 6/15
Unsigned and numbered in pencil, with title in pencil verso.

Supplied in conservation standard-sized mount (to fit frame 16 x 20 inches) and available in standard modern gold frame (select below). The print is in excellent condition.

This print is number 13 of a series of 15 etchings illustrating Femme and Hombres, the second and third in the French poet Paul Verlaine’s nineteenth century erotic trilogy of poetry. This series of illustrations was created to accompany an edition of Femme/Hombres for The Arcadia Press in 1972, and was published by Douglas Cleverdon.

The series we have are unsigned but numbered artist proofs. They are number six of fifteen proof etchings from the overall addition of 132. They are printed on high quality white paper.

Plate size: 25 x 20 cm

Please note: This print illustrates an explicit sexual encounter. Avert your eyes if you are likely to be offended.

This etching is entitled Il est mauvais coucher (It’s bad to sleep). You can read more about this series of etchings in this blog post.


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