La Corrida

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Hermine David (1886-1970) La Corrida, etching and drypoint, 1929,  signed and numbered (20/100) in pencil (Inventaire Bibliotheque Nationale de France #22).  From Trois Plates au Nouvel Essor. On a medium weight cream wove paper, in very good condition with only the slightest trace of light stain, the matrix perfect, with wide margins, 10 x 11 3/4, the sheet 14 x 18 inches, archival acid free matting.

A fine, bright impression, with substantial burr from the drypoint and engraving work.

Hermine David was an established artist in Paris from about 1905 onward, even before she met Jules Pascin (in 1907), who she eventually married.  She and  Pascin exhibited in the US from about 1915-20 while they lived here, then moved back to France.  Although David worked into the ’60s, her work of the ’20s and ’30s, particularly the drypoints, is perhaps most renowned today; this is the period when La Corrida was made.