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Written by René Char (French, born 1907)
Designed by Nicolas de Staël (French, 1914–1955)
Published at the expense of Nicolas de Staël (French, 1914–1955)
Printed by Fequet et Baudier (Marthe Fequet et Pierre Baudier) (French)
November 1952
Woodcut; cover is lithograph
Overall: 14 9/16 x 11 5/8 x 2 3/16 in. (37 x 29.5 x 5.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Theodore Schempp, 1986
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Colophon is signed by both the artist and the author.

Inscription: 1. Includes handwritten note by the artist on loose piece of paper: "Ceci est / mon / cadeau de / Noël"
2. dedication, by DeStaël: "A Ten / Amicalement / Nicolas / 1952"
3. Colophon is signed by both the artist and the author
Given to Theodore Schemppby the artist, Christmas 1952; Donor: Theodore Schempp Evaluation for 1986.1229.1-.4
Cooper, Douglas. NICOLAS DE STAEL. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, [c. 1961]
Jouffroy, Jean-Pierre. LA MESURE DE NICOLAS DE STAEL. Neuchâtel: Ides et Calendes, 1981
Pierre Granville "De deux colonnes érigées" in Exposition Rene Char. Exposition Rene Char. Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, 1971, n.p.

National Art Library From Manet to Hockney, Modern Artists' Illustrated Books. Carol Hogben, Rowan Watson, Victoria and Albert Museum , London, London, 1985, cat. no. 127.

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