Picasso, 'Nadine (Abstract Composition)'
       
     
Verdet 'Le Messager'
       
     
  André Verdet (1913-2004)     Pur Profil de L'aimée - The True Profile of the Beloved    Linocut printed in colours, 1972  An interesting set of five items showing the development and realisation of this linocut subject. This set is comprised of two preparatory drawings and two painted colour trials of the subject; two of which include the frame of the final state and the final state of the linocut subject.  1) Drawing A preparatory drawing in pencil on a piece of tracing paper. This drawing is without the frame element found in the final state.  Image size: 54.5 x 50cm (21.46 x 19.69 ins) Sheet size: 54.5 x 50cm (21.46 x 19.69 ins)  2) Painting A painting with colour variants of the final state of the linocut subject, without the frame. Painted in red, white and yellow.  Watermark: J - Annonay  Image size: 35.5 x 25cm (13.98 x 9.84 ins) Sheet size: 35.5 x 25cm (13.98 x 9.84 ins)  3) Painting Signed and dated. (Verdet has incised his signature whilst the green paint was wet rather than writing over the paint)  A painting of the subject with the correct colours of the linocut subject including the frame. Painted in orange, white, yellow and dark green.  Image size: 30.5 x 22.5cm (12.01 x 8.86 ins) Sheet size: 30.5 x 22.5cm (12.01 x 8.86 ins)  4) Drawing A preparatory drawing in pencil on a piece of tracing paper. The subject has been drawn first on the recto in pencil, the outline of the figure and shadow have been drawn over in blue pencil. The subject was then carefully traced in pencil on the verso. This drawing includes the frame element that is found in the final linocut subject.  Image size: 53.5 x 33.7cm (12.01 x 8.86 ins) Sheet size: 53.5 x 33.7cm (12.01 x 8.86 ins)  5) Linocut printed in colours Signed, dated and titled 'Pur Profil de l'aimée' in pencil.  An impression printed in green, orange and yellow on Arches, outside the signed and numbered edition of 150 on Arches. Printed by Imprimerie Arnéra.  Annotated, 'H.C', in pencil.  Watermark: Arches  Image size: 50 x 34 cm (19.69 x 13.39 ins) Sheet size: 66 x 50.5 cm (25.98 x 19.88 ins)  £1,250
       
     
  André Verdet (1913-2004)     Pomone    Linocut printed in colours, 1972  Signed, dated and titled 'Pomone', in pencil.  'Epreuve d'artiste' outside the signed and numbered edition of 175 on Arches. Printed by Imprimerie Arnéra.  Watermark: Auvergne  Image Size : 50.2 x 30cm (19.8 x 11.8in) Sheet Size : 65 x 50cm (25.6 x 19.7in)  £320
       
     
Picasso, 'Nadine (Abstract Composition)'
       
     
Picasso, 'Nadine (Abstract Composition)'

André Verdet (1913-2004)

Nadine (Abstract Composition)

Linocut and photogravure, 1967

Signed and dated in ink.

An impression with the image printed on the left and a poem by Verdet titled 'Nadine' on the right.

The black form and the text has been created using a  photogravure. The colours of the image were added using a linoblock.

This is a composition that the artist experimented with many times using the same two shades of blues and the black form in the centre. The black can be read as the central subject or as negative space.

Note:
Bernadette Wilde, better known by her artist name Nadine Vivier, became André Verdet's lifelong companion from 1965 until his death in 2004. An artist in her own right, Nadine inspired Verdet's most beautiful love poems, which he often dedicated to her. She began her own artistic practise in 1971 and in the early 90s undertook a series of works called 'Oiseaux de Lune' (Moon Bird). Verdet referred to her as Nadine Vivier of the birds.

Image Size : 50 x 33cm (19.7 x 13in)
Sheet Size : 51.8 x 66.9cm (20.4 x 26.3in)

£500

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Verdet 'Le Messager'
       
     
Verdet 'Le Messager'

André Verdet (1913-2004)

Le Messager

Linocut printed in colour, 1970

Signed and dated in pencil.

Inscribed 'H.C.' (hors de commerce) and titled 'Le Messager'.

A proof outside the edition of 100.

Image Size : 67.3 x 32cm (26.5 x 12.6in)
Sheet Size : 74.4 x 39cm (29.3 x 15.4in)

£450

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  André Verdet (1913-2004)     Pur Profil de L'aimée - The True Profile of the Beloved    Linocut printed in colours, 1972  An interesting set of five items showing the development and realisation of this linocut subject. This set is comprised of two preparatory drawings and two painted colour trials of the subject; two of which include the frame of the final state and the final state of the linocut subject.  1) Drawing A preparatory drawing in pencil on a piece of tracing paper. This drawing is without the frame element found in the final state.  Image size: 54.5 x 50cm (21.46 x 19.69 ins) Sheet size: 54.5 x 50cm (21.46 x 19.69 ins)  2) Painting A painting with colour variants of the final state of the linocut subject, without the frame. Painted in red, white and yellow.  Watermark: J - Annonay  Image size: 35.5 x 25cm (13.98 x 9.84 ins) Sheet size: 35.5 x 25cm (13.98 x 9.84 ins)  3) Painting Signed and dated. (Verdet has incised his signature whilst the green paint was wet rather than writing over the paint)  A painting of the subject with the correct colours of the linocut subject including the frame. Painted in orange, white, yellow and dark green.  Image size: 30.5 x 22.5cm (12.01 x 8.86 ins) Sheet size: 30.5 x 22.5cm (12.01 x 8.86 ins)  4) Drawing A preparatory drawing in pencil on a piece of tracing paper. The subject has been drawn first on the recto in pencil, the outline of the figure and shadow have been drawn over in blue pencil. The subject was then carefully traced in pencil on the verso. This drawing includes the frame element that is found in the final linocut subject.  Image size: 53.5 x 33.7cm (12.01 x 8.86 ins) Sheet size: 53.5 x 33.7cm (12.01 x 8.86 ins)  5) Linocut printed in colours Signed, dated and titled 'Pur Profil de l'aimée' in pencil.  An impression printed in green, orange and yellow on Arches, outside the signed and numbered edition of 150 on Arches. Printed by Imprimerie Arnéra.  Annotated, 'H.C', in pencil.  Watermark: Arches  Image size: 50 x 34 cm (19.69 x 13.39 ins) Sheet size: 66 x 50.5 cm (25.98 x 19.88 ins)  £1,250
       
     

André Verdet (1913-2004)

Pur Profil de L'aimée - The True Profile of the Beloved

Linocut printed in colours, 1972

An interesting set of five items showing the development and realisation of this linocut subject. This set is comprised of two preparatory drawings and two painted colour trials of the subject; two of which include the frame of the final state and the final state of the linocut subject.

1) Drawing
A preparatory drawing in pencil on a piece of tracing paper. This drawing is without the frame element found in the final state.

Image size: 54.5 x 50cm (21.46 x 19.69 ins)
Sheet size: 54.5 x 50cm (21.46 x 19.69 ins)

2) Painting
A painting with colour variants of the final state of the linocut subject, without the frame. Painted in red, white and yellow.

Watermark: J - Annonay

Image size: 35.5 x 25cm (13.98 x 9.84 ins)
Sheet size: 35.5 x 25cm (13.98 x 9.84 ins)

3) Painting
Signed and dated. (Verdet has incised his signature whilst the green paint was wet rather than writing over the paint)

A painting of the subject with the correct colours of the linocut subject including the frame. Painted in orange, white, yellow and dark green.

Image size: 30.5 x 22.5cm (12.01 x 8.86 ins)
Sheet size: 30.5 x 22.5cm (12.01 x 8.86 ins)

4) Drawing
A preparatory drawing in pencil on a piece of tracing paper. The subject has been drawn first on the recto in pencil, the outline of the figure and shadow have been drawn over in blue pencil. The subject was then carefully traced in pencil on the verso. This drawing includes the frame element that is found in the final linocut subject.

Image size: 53.5 x 33.7cm (12.01 x 8.86 ins)
Sheet size: 53.5 x 33.7cm (12.01 x 8.86 ins)

5) Linocut printed in colours
Signed, dated and titled 'Pur Profil de l'aimée' in pencil.

An impression printed in green, orange and yellow on Arches, outside the signed and numbered edition of 150 on Arches. Printed by Imprimerie Arnéra.

Annotated, 'H.C', in pencil.

Watermark: Arches

Image size: 50 x 34 cm (19.69 x 13.39 ins)
Sheet size: 66 x 50.5 cm (25.98 x 19.88 ins)

£1,250

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  André Verdet (1913-2004)     Pomone    Linocut printed in colours, 1972  Signed, dated and titled 'Pomone', in pencil.  'Epreuve d'artiste' outside the signed and numbered edition of 175 on Arches. Printed by Imprimerie Arnéra.  Watermark: Auvergne  Image Size : 50.2 x 30cm (19.8 x 11.8in) Sheet Size : 65 x 50cm (25.6 x 19.7in)  £320
       
     

André Verdet (1913-2004)

Pomone

Linocut printed in colours, 1972

Signed, dated and titled 'Pomone', in pencil.

'Epreuve d'artiste' outside the signed and numbered edition of 175 on Arches. Printed by Imprimerie Arnéra.

Watermark: Auvergne

Image Size : 50.2 x 30cm (19.8 x 11.8in)
Sheet Size : 65 x 50cm (25.6 x 19.7in)

£320

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