Raphael Soyer
American (1899-1987)
[Sleeping Girl], 1981
Hand colored etching
8×7 IN.

Hand colored proof. Signed, dated, and inscribed in pencil lower right margin: "1981 DAT Raphael Soyer". With unidentified blindstamp lower right. A fine impression in fine condition. Sheet measures 16 x 19 1/4 inches.
Soyer said of a similar etching, Sleeping Girl, 1945 (Cole 66; Gettings 52): "This is done from an old drawing. I have done this same thing several times. I like the pose. Rembrandt would use this pose with a woman sleeping and somebody looking at her." (as quoted in Gettings, "Raphael Soyer: Sixty-five Years of Printmaking," Washington DC: 1982, p.46)

$ 450