NUDO #1, #2 AND #3

Cadmus, Paul. NUDO #1, NUDO #2 AND NUDO #3. Davenport 57. Etchings, 1984. Trial Proofs aside from the editions of 30, as follows: Nudo #1: 1st State, Trial Proof #3; Nudo #2, Second State, Trial Proof, Nudo #3, Second State, Trial Proof. Each signed in pencil and inscribed with the State and Proof information. The images of the proofs of Nudos 2 & 3 are the same as for the published editions; the published image for Nudo #1 in the second state differs from first state image in that there is further cross-hatching in the background area. "Trial proofs" differ from "Artist's Proofs" in that they are actual working proofs made as the work is brought to completion. Here, the Trial Proofs of Nudos 2 & 3, show the work as completed, while that for Nudo #1 shows it before additional work was undertaken on the plate. The proof for Nudo #1 is printed on heavy wove paper watermarked "Somerset England;" the others are printed on heavy wove paper without a watermark. 9 x 8 inches, 230 x 205 mm. (Plates), 14 7/8 x 11 inches (sheets for Nudos 1 & 3, 16 3/4 x 12 1/4 Sheet for Nudo #2). Some minor soiling to the margins, and evidence of previous hinging, else strong impressions in excellent condition.
Inventory # 12847