S72 – Study without support IV
This engraving is the fourth in the Study Without Support series and has as subtitle ‘Sea’. This series is a series where Delhez exclusively worked with compositions of nudes, despite the baroque character that characterizes these compositions. The series was actually made as an example for the students of his composition course, with which he also wants to prove that he has mastered the material of the course he teaches. This work was created in Chacras de Coria (Argentina) between the 7th of March and the 11th of May 1941.
The study without support series is also known as ‘Torbellinos’ and therefore they are sometimes numbered T 1 to T7. However, we use the S number. The full series includes S68, S69, S71, S72, S73, S77 and S78, of which we only have the numbers S68 and S72 in our possession.
The price of works from this series is a bit higher than most other engravings in the Sortiment series because this is one of Delhez’s more famous series. This work comes in a passe-partout with a (removable) protective film over the engraving. The passe-partout has small damage, but the work itself is completely undamaged.