Original lithograph by Ossip Zadkine, hand-signed in pencil lower right. Printed on Rives by Maurice Pons. This must be one of Zadkine's last works. It comes from one of 50 suites of the lithographs by 20 different artists for the book Variations sur l'amour, edited by Raymond Cogniat and Philippe Lebaud for Club du Livre in 1968. Besides the 50 separate suites of prints, there were 190 bound books (plus authors' and artists' copies); 20 of the books were printed on Japon nacre, 30 on Auvergne, and the rest on Rives. This print comes from the suite accompanying copy 14 (one of 20 on Japon).