Lot n° 69
3000 - 4000
Result with fees
: 6 030EUR
Mission Sherman (T.2), Alpen Publishers 1993
Original plate no. 42 with gouache coloring.
Signed. India ink on paper
36.5 × 49.9 cm (14.37 × 19.65 in.)
In this key plate of the triptych, colored by the artist's wife, Petra, Marshal Blueberry, who has been the victim of attack after attack since the beginning of the album, seems to be definitively "out of action" this time. The scene is spectacular: William Vance, between precise line drawing and sketching, achieves a beautiful inking that perfectly outlines the shapes. The camera swirls between general shots and close-ups, between field and counter-field, between plunge and counter-plunge. All this in a single, dizzying plate, the result of a perfect osmosis between William Vance and Jean Giraud, two of the greatest authors of their time.
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