Vollard, and Lithography: The Ottawa Maquette for the
"Large Bathers" Colour Lithograph
by Douglas W. Druick
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Notes to Appendix
1 I am grateful to Andrew
Stasik, Director, Pratt Graphics Center, New York, for his
generous assistance and advice in the study of the technical
problems of the Large Bathers. Home
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2 Una E. Johnson, Ambroise Vollard éditeur: 1867-1939
(New York: Wittenbom, 1944), cat. no.30, pp. 68, 69.
3 Conversation, 14 March 1971.
4 The valuation of the Clot estate uncovered an important lot of
proofs of the Large Bathers including trial proofs,
supplementary impressions, and impressions lacking the blue stone
(information kindly supplied by M. Hubert Prouté, Paris, in a letter dated 3 May 1971).
5 Henri Bouchot, La lithographie (Paris:
Librairies-Imprimeries réunies, 1895), p. 289.
6 Ibid., p. 290.
7 E. Duchatel, Traité de lithographie artistique (Paris:
Chez l'auteur, 1893), p. 24.
10 I am indebted to Peter Zegers, Department of Conservation,
Mellon Center, Yale University, for his assistance in questions
relating to paper.
11 Duchatel, op. cit., p. 21.
12 Ibid., p. 22. Cf. also Garo Z. Antreasian. The
Tamarind Book of Lithography: Art and Techniques (New York: Harry
N. Abrams, 1971), p. 40.
13 Antreasian, op. cit., p. 111.
14 Ibid., pp. 69, 73.
15 Duchatel, op. cit., p. 22.
16 Antreasian, op. cit., p. 219.
17 L'estampe et l'affiche, vol. II (15 January 1898), p. 20.
Only one of these sets had been sold by the time the second album
18 See impression in collection of Museum of Modem Art, New York,
19 There are at least 100 impressions of the state here described
as the first, and at least an equal number, if not more, of the
20 Information kindly supplied by M. A. C. Mazo and M. Hubert Prouté,
Paris, in a conversation, June 1971.
21 Information kindly supplied by M. Hubert Prouté, Paris, in a
conversation, June 1971.
22 Most of the colour areas in the first state of the Small
Bathers were executed with crayon. In the second, definitive
state, there is greater use of tusche and a greater simulation of
brushstrokes. Technically, the state of the Large Bathers represented
by figure 3 is the logical continuation of this method of execution.
23 Certain technical considerations, such as an analysis of the
wear of the black keystone used in both states, could possibly
provide a basis on which to determine the order of the states. This
necessitates, however, a side-by-side comparison of a large number
of impressions. This has, up to now, been impossible.
24 Claude Roger-Marx, "Les peintres-graveurs à la bibliothèque
nationale," Beaux-Arts (31 March 1933), pp. 1, 2. The
Bathers, first state, is reproduced in this review.
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