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Le Lion de Belfort (The Lion of Belfort), from "Une semaine de bonté, où les sept éléments capitaux. Roman" (A Week of Kindness, or the Seven Deadly Elements. A Novel.) Premier Cahier: Dimanche/ Élément: La Boue (Mud)

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Le Lion de Belfort (The Lion of Belfort), from "Une semaine de bonté, où les sept éléments capitaux. Roman" (A Week of Kindness, or the Seven Deadly Elements. A Novel.) Premier Cahier: Dimanche/ Élément: La Boue (Mud)

Artist: Max Ernst (French, born Germany, 1891 - 1976)
Date: 1934
Medium: Electrotype relief plates of collages of 19th-century wood engravings
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 1/4 x 9 x 1/4 in. (28.6 x 22.9 x 0.6 cm.)
Other (cover for all 5 books): 11 3/4 × 9 1/4 × 1 1/2 in. (29.8 × 23.5 × 3.8 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Edmundson Art Foundation; Rose F. Rosenfield; Myron and Jacqueline Blank; Julian and Irma Brody; and anonymous gift by exchange, 2009.21.1.a-.ii
Accession number: 2009.21.1.a-.ii
Classification: book
Copyright:ARS
In Collection(s)
Paper/Supportvelin d'Arches paper
Catalogue RaisonnéSpies/Metken, vol4, #1904-1938
Edition37

One of 800 copies on papier de Navarre, from the limited edition of 816 in all
Edition numbering: 0–0000 and I–XII (hors commerce, each volume with a soft ground etching); and 13–812
Numbered in separate justifications in each volume (cahier).

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