Soyer, Raphael. SELF-PORTRAIT. Cole 3A. Etching, c.1917. One of a very few printed. Signed in pencil lower right. 3 5/8 x 2 3/16 inches (plate), 8 3/4 x 6 7/16 inches, sheet). In excellent condition, with tack holes for drying and a small tear at the sheet edge, upper right. Provenance, the Arnold Collection, New York, to Swann in 2000, to a private collection, New York. We are not aware of another copy; this copy may be the one illustrated, in reverse, in the Supplement which was added to the Second Edition of the Cole Catalogue. This was one of a group of portrait etchings that were the first prints Soyer made. Cole 1 is a portrait of his father, Cole 2 a portrait of his mother. Cole 3 and Cole 3A are self-portraits, and Cole 4 is a portrait of his brother Isaac. All four were printed in only a few copies each, and all are very rare.
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