PAUL DELVAUX 1897-1995 Antheit, Huy 1897-1995 Veurne (Belgian) Title: Tender Night | Douce Nuit, 1960 Technique: Original Hand Signed and Inscribed Etching on BFK Rives Wove Paper Paper size: 49.8 x 32.5 cm. / 19.6 x 12.8 in. Image size: 29.5 x 19.2 cm. / 11.6 x 7.6 in. Additional Information: This original etching is hand signed in pencil by the artist "P. Delvaux" at the lower right margin. It is also inscribed H.C. in pencil, an Hors Commerce [out of trade] impression aside from the standard edition of 50. The work was printed by Lacourière, Paris in a limited edition of 50 hand signed and numbered impressions. It was published by Galerie Le Bateau Lavoir, Paris, with the publishers blindstamp. The paper bears the BFK Rives watermark. Note: This original etching was the conceptual basis of two paintings created by the artist in 1962. These are known as Les Demoiselles de Tongres and the second by the same name, Tender Night. Provenance: Mrs Mira Jacob, Galerie le Bateau-Lavoir, Paris. The Mira Jacob Collection is one of the most complete collections of prints by Paul Delvuax in private hands. Madame Mira Jacob Wolfovska (19122004) was a renowned figure in the Parisian art world, and her gallery Le Bateau Lavoir, located on the rue de Seine, was famous for its exhibitions of Surrealist art, of which she was a passionate advocate. Mrs Mira Jacob was also the author of the Paul Delvaux graphic work catalogue raisonne that was published in 1976. Literature: Jacob, M. (1976). Paul Delvaux Graphic Work. New York: Rizzoli. Reference: Jacob 4 Condition: In excellent condition.