Hibou moyen-duc signed 'B. Buffet' (to the mount) pencil on tracing paper 24.4 x 15cm (9 5/8 x 5 7/8in).
LITERATURE M. Rheims, Bernard Buffet, Graveur, 1948-1980, Nice, 1983, no.204 (drypoint version illustrated p.133).
This work is a tracing made by Buffet of his original drawing, which was used for his drypoint illustrations in the 1952 edition of Les Chants de Maldoror by Comte de Lautréamont, and is not the original work.
The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Monsieur Maurice Garnier.