LAURENCIN, Marie (artist, 1883-1956). Petite fille [original hand-coloured etching]. Circa 1970.
Untitled handcoloured etching on ivory-coloured stock depicting a young beribboned and bonneted girl, with cascading blond hair, presented demi-profil à droite, image size 70 x 85mm, unsigned, window-mounted with wide borders and a deep gilded bevel, set behind a forest green matte, presented in a gilt-metal frame; frame size 360 x 455mm; very good and fresh.
Variously known as "Fillette aux Yeux Vertes" or "Le Chapeau sur les Yeux", this well-loved print, here in a posthumous impression dating from the 1960s or '70s, is characteristic of the artist's subject matter. Marie Laurencin invariably chose to portray women, especially young women, in a distinctive and immediately recognisable mannered style.