Reclining Figures - Man and a Woman II
Etching and etching with aquatint 1975248x190mm[sheets 405x325mm and larger]
Reference: Cramer 362
Two extremely rare trial proofs printed for the artist by Michael Rand prior to the numbered edition of 100;  the outline etching [click to view] of which Cramer was aware of only seven proofs and  the etching with aquatint added from two plates printed in colours. Cramer describes eight such proofs presumably with colour variations. The sky in the present impression is printed in a steely blue-grey rather than the mauve used for the edition. Both are printed on wove papers with full margins and are in excellent condition.
Provenance: From the archive of the printer, Michael Rand