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by Jeffrey Coven
The Prints of Ernest Fiene:
A Catalogue Raisonné -- in progress
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Untitled [Nude Reclining on Chaise]
Catalogue Entry # 57
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Date: 1929

Medium: Lithograph

Edition: 30

Dimensions: 9 x 12 3/4 in. (pasted chine-collé sheet)*

Printer: Edmond Desjobert (Paris)

Typical pencil annotations on impressions from the edition: Just below the image: numbered (l.l.), signed and dated (l.r.)**

Public collections holding this print: MoMA

Topic galleries for this print:
1. Nudes
2. Prints with a French Connection


Paper and printing technique: At least some impressions from the edition of this lithograph are printed on chine collé. This technique was a favorite with his Paris printer Edmond Desjobert.

*Dimensions: The dimensions given are those of the top or pasted sheet of the chine collé. More often than not the ink of the image runs to the edge of this sheet, and even, occasionally, spills over onto the backing sheet.

**Annotations: The chine collé impressions are generally signed on the backing sheet just below the pasted top sheet.

Setting and Model: During his stay in Paris in 1929, his friend the painter and printmaker Jules Pascin lent him his studio on the Boulevard Clichy, and as a result, Fiene writes, "I inherited some of his charming models. (Fiene "Jules Pascin"). It is only speculation, but the model here may have been one of Pascin's and the setting, Pascin's studio. (See below.)

"Americans Abroad," pen, brush and ink. Titled and inscribed "Laurent, Hirsch, Ganso, Pascin, Hart, Fiene" in pencil, lower margin.

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