PAUL DELVAUX 1897-1995
Antheit, Huy 1897-1995 Veurne (Belgian)

Title: The Siren | La Sirène, 1969

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Inscribed Lithograph in Colours on Arches Wove Paper

Paper size: 45.7 x 36.2 cm. / 18 x 14.3 in.
Image size: 31.5 x 23.5 cm. / 12.4 x 9.3 in.

Additional Information: This original lithograph in colours is hand signed by the artist in pencil “P. Delvaux” at the lower right margin.
It is also inscribed “H/C.” in pencil, a Hors Commerce [out of trade] impression aside from the standard edition of 150.
The work was printed by Atelier Mourlot, Paris in a limited edition of 75 hand signed and numbered impressions.
It was co-published by Propyläen, Berlin, and Galerie Le Bateau Lavoir, Paris, with the latter’s blindstamp.

This lithograph was created for the inclusion in the deluxe edition of a republished Das Meerwunder [The Sea Monsters] by the Silesian born German author Gerhart Hauptmann. The subject of the siren passed into popular German culture in the 19th Century throught the stories, poems and classical compositions telling the story of the golden haired Lorelei of the Rhine.

Provenance: Mrs Mira Jacob, Galerie le Bateau-Lavoir, Paris.
The Mira Jacob Collection is one of the most complete collections of prints by Paul Delvuax in private hands.
Madame Mira Jacob Wolfovska (1912–2004) was a renowned figure in the Parisian art world, and her gallery Le Bateau Lavoir, located on the rue de Seine, was famous for its exhibitions of Surrealist art, of which she was a passionate advocate.
Mrs Mira Jacob was also the author of the Paul Delvaux graphic work catalogue raisonne that was published in 1976.

Literature: Jacob, M. (1976). Paul Delvaux Graphic Work. New York: Rizzoli.
Reference: Jacob 28

Condition: In excellent condition.