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Wed, Jul 19, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 504

Malcolm Myers "Ecce Homo" Etching 1952

Estimate: $300 - $600

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Malcolm Haynie Myers (American, 1917-2002). Etching on paper titled "Ecce Homo (Behold the man)" depicting the biblical scene during Christ's crucifixion, 1952. Pencil signed and dated along the lower right; titled along the lower left; edition 9/35 along the lower center.

Provenance: The collection of Urban Couch, Minnesota; by descent from above to Dennis Morton, West Virginia.

Height: 17 1/4 in x width: 20 3/4 in.

Condition

No visible sign of restoration under UV light. The sheet is heavily toned and the margins are discolored darker than the center, possibly acidic burn from the previous mat, as shown in the listing image. Along the lower margin, the brown discoloration is the most noticeable. Throughout the sheet, there are foxing and creases, particularly along the margins. Along the edges of the center image, there are creases, possibly from the artistic practice. To the upper left quadrant, there is an approximately 4 in long noticeable crease. Along the margins, there are minute chipping as well. To the left upper and upper right margins, there are light handling marks. Along the lower margin, there is a network of minute skimming; please see the listing image. To the center margin, there is a light brown mark. Along the verso, the paper is heavily toned and has original ink seen through from the recto; creases throughout; to the lower left corner, there is a network of skimming.

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