Artist: Lucian Freud (German/English, 1922-2011).
Title: "Esther and Albie".
Medium: Color offset lithograph.
Date: Composed 1995. Printed 1996.
Dimensions: Overall size: 7 3/16 x 8 5/8 in. (183 x 219 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 collection, Cumbria, England. Comment(s): Rare. No auction records located. Issued to promote the “Lucian Freud: Paintings and Etchings” exhibition at the Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, England. The show consisted of works created by Freud between 1939 and 1996. Apparently there were very small quantities of this lithograph printed for distribution at the opening night reception and they went quickly. The exhibition ran from June 25 to September 8, 1996. Printed by Balding + Mansell, Wisbech, England. Image copyright © The Lucian Freud Archive. [29452-2-600]