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Marcel DUCHAMP

France 1887 – 1968

  • worked United States of America 1915-1968

The large glass and related works, vol I. 1967 Description: A book of 300 pages containing nine original etchings by Marcel Duchamp and 144 facsimile reproductions of his notes and preliminary studies for The Large Glass
Materials & Technique: prints, illustrated books, intaglio, relief etching, letterpress Support: Japan vellum paper
Manufacturer's Mark: THE LARGE GLASS
Impression: 72/150
Edition: 135 copies numbered 1-135, 15 copies numbered I-XV hors commerce
Place Published: Milan: Galleria Schwartz, 1967

Primary Insc: Justification page, pencil centre "72"; centre left "Marcel Duchamp, centre right Arturo Schwarz". Each etching inscribed with initials "MD" l.r.c. Each page with etching has watermark l.r. "THE LARGE GLASS".
Dimensions: page 41.8 h x 25.0 w cm sheet 41.8 h x 50.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Uno,21
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.779.1-9
Subject: Art style: Dada
Provenance:
  • Galleria Schwarz, Milan;
  • through whom bought by the Acquisitions Committee of the Australian National Gallery, 1973