Custard

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Peggy Bacon (1895-1987), Custard (also known as Lunch No. 4 – Custard), lithograph, signed in pencil lower right and titled (Custard for Lunch?). Reference: Flint 77, only state. In pristine condition, printed on a cream wove paper, the full sheet with deckle edges, 11 1/2 x 15 7/8, the sheet 13 3/4 x 18.

A fine fresh and rich impression.

Custard is very clean, striking, and straightforward. But one senses that in the end Bacon succumbed to the ever-present temptation, at this stage in her career, of injecting some humor in each composition, so we have a tiny anthropomorphic caterpillar on a leaf at the right, about to serve as our hero’s lunch.

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