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Lucian Freud

(British, 1922 – 2011)

Head on a Pillow

Edition of 14
Signed with the initials and numbered in pencil

Sheet: 9 x 9 1/2 inches (22.86 x 24.13 cm)

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Etching, 1982, a fine, fresh impression of the only known state, the full sheet, printed on Somerset Satin white paper, with margins, hand-signed with the initials and numbered in pencil beneath the plate, executed in an edition of only 14 (there were also IV Artist’s Proofs), printed by Terry Wilson at Palm Tree Studios, London, with their blindstamp, published by James Kirkman, London and Anthony d’Offay, London, in fine condition, framed.



New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Lucian Freud: The Painter’s Etchings, 16 December 2007 – 10 March 2008, another example.
Birmingham, Waterhall Gallery of Modern art, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Lucian Freud Etchings 1946-2004, 29 January – 02 May 2005, no.12, another example.
Cambridge, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Lucian Freud Etchings 1946-2004, 15 October – 23 December 2004, no.12 another example
Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Lucian Freud Etchings 1946-2004, 25 June – 25 September 2004, no.12, another example.
Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Lucian Freud Etchings 1946-2004, 02 April – 13 June 2004, no.12, another example.



Figura, Starr.  Lucian Freud: The Painter’s Etchings. 2007, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, p.55, plate 24 illustrated (another example).
Hartley, Craig.  Lucian freud Etchings 1946-2004, 2004, Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge in association with Marlborough Graphics, London, no.12.
Hartley, Craig.  The Etchings of Lucian Freud.  A Catalogue Raisonné 1946-1995.  1995, London, Marlborough Fine Art, no.16 (another example).



Please note the plate size of this work is 4 x 5 inches (10.2 x 12.7 cm)
Head on a Pillow can be found in the following collections:
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia  (AP ii/iv)
British Arts Council, London (AP iii/iv)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (9/14)
Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
The UBS Art Collection, New York