Support: Bright white wove paper (Somerset textured)
Sheet: 82.4 x 67.2 cm (32 7/16 x 26 7/16 in.); Platemark: 73 x 59.3 cm (28 3/4 x 23 3/8 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1996.232
Catalogue raisonné: Hartley and Blanchebarbe 22
Edition: 36, plus 12 artist's proofs, and 2 printer's proofs
Freud's etchings have aptly been described as having the power to "turn candor into uncomfortable truth." Discussing his choice of subject matter, his rejection of Surrealism and his preference for brutally honest realism, Freud said, "I could never put anything into a picture that wasn't actually there in front of me. That would be a pointless lie, a mere bit of artfulness." Freud presents the figure without idealization, and, helping to focus our attention, he has omitted the furniture on which the model is seated.
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