Fish

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Milton Avery (1893-1965),  Fish, color woodcut, 1952, signed, dated and numbered (24/100) in pencil lower margin. Reference: Lunn 41, from the edition of 100 in dark green (there were also about 10 impressions in blue). In very good condition, with wide margins, 2 1/2 x 9, the sheet 7 x 15 3/8 inches. Printed in a greenish black ink on a very light wove paper.

A fine clear impression.

Avery made his woodcuts by rubbing the paper against the inked wood, using an implement such as a spoon. In this impression of Fish the grain of the wood is evident; it serves to give some texture to the water surrounding the fish.

Avery began making woodcuts in 1952, the year of Fish.