Raphael Soyer
American (1899-1987)
Reclining Nude, 1975
Etching with chalk
8×11 IN.

A unique first state with artist's annotations in margins and chalk additions to the image for changes to be made to subsequent states: "please soften as much as possible almost obliterate the lines above and below the figure itself as indicated. The lines above the figure should be completely obliterated." Signed in pencil lower right margin: "Raphael"; inscribed in pencil: "and send me a corrected proof". Embossed stamp lower right: "RR 8". Stamped verso: "Copyright by the artist/Year 1975/All rights reserved" and in pencil "AR#143". A fine impression in fine condition with full margins.

$ 2,800