JEAN-PAUL RIOPELLE 1923-2002 Montréal 1923 – 2002 Saint-Antoine-de-l’Isle-aux-Grues (Canadian) Title: Composition 1, from: Marrying Flies | Les mouches à marier, 1985 Technique: Original Hand Signed and Inscribed Etching and Aquatint in Colours on Arches paper Paper size: 50 x 66 cm. / 19.7 x 26 in. Image size: 38 x 47.6 cm. / 15 x 18.7 in. Additional Information: This work is hand-signed in pencil by the artist “Riopelle” at the lower right corner. It is also hand inscribed in pencil “EA” (épreuve d’artiste), at the lower-left corner. This impression is one of a small number of artist’s proofs aside from the edition of 75. There were also 20 hors commerce [out of trade] impressions. It was printed by Atelier Maurice Felt, Paris, and published by Galerie Lelong Éditeur, Paris in 1985. This is the first of eight compositions comprising the portfolio ‘Les mouches à marier’ [Marrying Flies]. The paper bears the Arches watermark in the lower left margin. Literature: Riopelle, Y. (2005) Jean-Paul Riopelle, Catalogue Raisonné des Estampes. Montreal: Hibou Éditeurs. Reference: YR 1985.25EST.GR.ALB