S77 – Study without support VI
This engraving is the sixth in the Study Without Support series and has as subtitle ‘Mountain range’. 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 21st of August and the 27th of October 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, S72 and S77 in our possession.
The price of works from this series is normally a bit higher than most other engravings in the Sortiment series because this is one of Delhez’s more famous series, but this work has traces of glue at the borders (invisible when the work is framed) and therefore we ask way less than the normal price of the engravings in this series.