Etching purchased from auction 18.5 x 22 inches. Signed in plate.
purchased from online auction. My understanding was privately owned. No provenance with it.
Thank you for your appraisal inquiry with Mearto. The item presented appears to be an etching depicting an image of a Madonna (or mother) and child, measuring 18.5 and 22 inches. The print includes the in-plate signature of Japanese–French painter and printmaker Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886 – 1968). Foujita was best known for his portraits and images of cats. Many of his works have continued to be published in books as woodcuts and etchings. Additional research and examination would need to be done in order to determine if the print presented was published during the artist's lifetime or posthumously.
The estimate provided is based on recent auction estimates and results of this work and other comparable etchings attributed to the artist. If the print presented was determined to be a work posthumously published the value would decrease. The estimate is contingent on a full condition report. Please note asking or dealer prices may vary. Thank you and please take care.