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Print by Jean Charlot: Tondo: Nudes, represented by Childs Gallery

Jean Charlot

American (1898-1979)

Tondo: Nudes, 1930
Lithograph on zinc

Morse 105, ii/II (signature added in plate lower right). 2 in an edition of 50. Prints marked with limitation of 50 but only 20 were ever printed. Signed and dated in stone lower right: ‘Jean Charlot 30’. Signed and numbered in pencil lower center: ‘Jean Charlot 2/50’. A fine impression in fine condition with margins extending at least 1/2 inch beyond image borderline.

Jean Charlot notes: ‘This is adapted from a painting in square format. I suppose the idea of a circle came from the old Italian form – Raphael’s ‘Madonna of the Chair’, and so on. It’s an Old Master sort of thing. There are unusual-shaped panels in Mexican churches – baroque things where the wood carving intrudes on the canvas, but not specifically a tondo.’ (1971)

Signature: signed in pencil and in stone
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