Poland 1878 – France 1941

Portrait of Guillaume Apollinaire 1912-20 Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching, drypoint, aquatint printed in black ink Support: cream, laid, Arches paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: centre right, 'ARCHES'
Impression: 26/30

Primary Insc: etched signature and date, lower right corner within composition, 'MARCOUSSIS/ 1912- 1920' [with the 9 printed backwards] '
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left corner, in pencil '26/30' etched title, lower centre, 'GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE'
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed upper left corner, in pencil 'Marcoussis/ 5 )' verso: inscribed upper right corner, in pencil 'Appolin...'
Dimensions: comp 49.6 h x 27.9 w cm sheet 61.9 h x 44.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.614
Subject: Art style: Cubism