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"Nude" by Milton Avery, Amer., (1885-1965)
Color Woodcut, 1953, L. 49, editions of 20 each in black, green, and blue and black, plus 25 in gray, totaling 85, plus in 1960 an edition of 500 in blue was printed for members of the Art in American Society, as here. The print measures 3-11/16 x 10-7/8, on cream wove japan paper, signed and dated in pencil. There are traces of tape residue at the top margin corners, well away from image, with a minor thin spot top right edge, some toning within the previous mat opening and marginal wrinkling from the printing as is typical. A beautiful impression of this color woodcut Nude, printed in a fresh and vibrant blue ink by Avery, with heavy embossing, the form of the nude standing out in relief.