Artist: Lucian Freud (German/English, 1922-2011).
Title: "Bella and Esther".
Medium: Color offset lithograph.
Date: Composed 1988. Printed 1993.
Dimensions: Overall size: 10 1/4 x 11 5/16 in. (260 x 287 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed in pencil with the initials (as customary), lower right. Edition unknown, presumed very small. Cream wove smooth paper. Wide margins. Fine impression. Very good to fine condition; affixed to very thin and supple archival acid-free support sheet, not mount/board. Provenance: Private collector, London, England. Comment(s): Rare. No auction records located. Issued to promote the “Lucian Freud: recent work” exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England. The show consisted of works by Freud created between 1945 and 1993. Apparently there were very small quantities of this lithograph printed for distribution at the opening night reception and they went quickly. Our example not to be confused with the original etching. The exhibition ran from September 10th to November 21st, 1993. Printed by Amilcare Pizzi S.p.A., Milan, Italy. Image copyright © The Lucian Freud Archive. [29183-2-600]