- Museum number
- Object: Samuel Beckett, Aus einem aufgegebenen Werk (Samuel Beckett, From an Abandoned Work)
Abstract composition suggesting a head behind a net, an illustration for Samuel Beckett's 'From an abandoned work, 1965-67'. 1967
Colour etching with aquatint on Rives BFK paper
- Production date
Height: 210 millimetres (plate)
Height: 377 millimetres (sheet (deckled edges))
Width: 173 millimetres
Width: 276 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Edition of 45 with 10 hors commerce copies signed and numbered 1-10. Printed at Atelier Visat by Georges Visat.
Text from 'Living with art: The Alexander Walker collection' (British Museum Press, 2020):
Ernst was a painter, sculptor, graphic artist and poet who was instrumental in the development of Dada and Surrealism. He moved to Paris, the centre of Surrealism, in 1922 and became a French citizen in 1958. Between 1943 and 1953 he lived in the United States. This etching was produced to accompany Samuel Beckett’s 'D’un ouvrage abandonné' (Éditions de Minuit, 1967), which follows three days in the life of an old man. Printed at Atelier Visat, Paris, it is suggestive of a head-and-shoulders behind a net. This impression is a trial proof. The edition was printed on Japanese Kozo paper and published by Edition manus presse, Stuttgart.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: From an abandoned work (1965-67)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by Alexander Walker from the William Weston Gallery, London on 9/2/2000 for £1,665.
- Prints and Drawings
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