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Print - Le Secret

Le Secret

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    30/03/66 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Delvaux, Paul, born 1897 - died 1994 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.78-1967

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 296, box C

Physical description

Two girls in their underclothes, the girl on the left has her left hand placed on the cheek of the other girl and her right placed on her side. The girl on the right rests her left hand on the waist of the other while her right hand is placed on the girl's upper-arm. Behind them is a window and curtains, with a view of some buildings. The print looks like a pencil drawing.

Date

30/03/66 (made)

Artist/maker

Delvaux, Paul, born 1897 - died 1994 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'P. Delvaux'
'27/75'
Signed in pencil and numbered

'30.3.66'
Dated in reverse in the lower-left corner

Dimensions

Height: 65.4 cm, Width: 50.8 cm

Object history note

This lithograph is one of the first five works in the medium, made by the artist in 1966, which were exhibited at Le Bateau Lavoir Paris.

Descriptive line

'Le Secret'. Lithograph by Paul Delvaux, 1966.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1967 . London: HMSO, 1968.

Production Note

Attribution note: Number 27 of 75.

Techniques

Lithograph

Subjects depicted

Love; Lesbian; Girls; Lgbtq; Homosexuality; Window

Categories

Prints; LGBTQ

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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