PAUL-EMILE BECAT – Amorous couple, 1957
Sheet size: 280 x 225 mm
Image size: 195 x 145 mm
Edition: 170 – Unsigned
Drypoint. A "planche inédite" (unpublished plate), included with some copies of Les Oraisons Amoureuses de Jeanne-Aurélie Grivolin by Roger Pillet. Printed by Raymond Jacquet and Manuel Robbe on BFK Rives. There were 170 copies with suites of the prints in black with remarques (extra drawings); ours is one of these, no. 71/170. There were also 480 copies without suites. The justification page (of which a copy is enclosed) makes no mention of the planche inédite (which we have in both the final state and the final state with remarque), but it seems extremely unlikely that it was included with any copies beyond the 170. There were also 70 suites in sepia with remarques. Condition: Fine.