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Berenice Sydney

1944 - 1983

Pear-shaped Nude by Berenice Sydney

Pear-shaped Nude   1968

  Original linocut.
Signed, numbered and dated in ink.
S 408 x 337 mm; I 254 x 193 mm
Signed and numbered proof from the projected edition of 20 proof impressions. In view of the highest sequentially numbered impression of this print known to exist, it appears unlikely that the full edition was ever printed in full. Rare.

This highly individual study of form is remarkable for the flowing structural simplicity of its composition. In this bold original linocut Berenice Sydney has created a sense of monumentality and harmonious beauty which is both sensual and entirely pleasing to the eye.

On cream wove paper with margins, as issued. Traces of previous mounting at extreme edges of sheet, otherwise very good original condition.