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  • Description

    New Year-card for 2007: a party with the guests raising their glasses to the left, on the right a spiral building. 2006 Scraped aquatint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 2006
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 79 millimetres
    • Width: 146 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed and dated in pencil by the artist and his wife Fenande, and inscribed 'Happy New Year!'
  • Location

    British XXc Unmounted Roy

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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