Mme Simon II by Anders Zorn

Mme Simon II by Anders Zorn

Mme Simon II

Anders Zorn

Title

Mme Simon II

 
Artist

Anders Zorn

  1860 - 1920
Year
1891  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
9 3/8 x 6 1/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right margin; in plate, lower center of image. 
Edition Size
30; plus, plus an unsigned edition of 1100 for "PAN" see description and other proofs. 
Annotations
 
Reference
Lidbeck 67; Hjert & Hjert 46; Asplund 67; Deltiel 66; S-S 47 
Paper
heavy antique-white laid paper. 
State
iv/iv 
Publisher
artist and later in PAN magazine in 1895. 
Inventory ID
20987 
Price
$900.00 
Description

This was the second portrait Zorn did of Mme Simon, he abandoned the first image after pulling a few proofs. On his second attempt at the portrait, before steel-facing the plate, he pulled an edition of around 65, 30 of which were in this fourth state of four, printed on a japan paper, half of these were printed on a larger paper.

After the plate was steel-faced he printed another edition of 150, also on japan paper and also half of which were printed on a large paper. He later pulled a small edition of 20 impressions for the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia that was pencil signed.

This image was commissioned in 1895 by the German art magazine PAN in an edition of 1100 on ordinary paper with the added text: "Anders Zorn - Portrait".