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Au loin un oiseau

Illustrated by Avigdor Arikha (Israeli, active in France, 1929–2010), Author Samuel Beckett (Irish, active in England and France, 1906–1989), Publisher Double Elephant Press (American, 20th century), Printer Marthe Fequet (French, 20th century), Printer Emile Fequet (French, 20th century), Printer Pierre Baudier (French, 20th century), Printer Imprimerie Artistique Bellini (French, 20th century)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA


Overall: 43.8 x 38.5 x 2.1 cm (17 1/4 x 15 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with five etchings

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: Double Elephant Press, 1973) 43.8 cm, unbound; 18 pp. [5 ff.]; original publisher’s printed cream-colored paper wrappers, original beige linen box.

New York: Double Elephant Press, 1973


Pen and dark brown ink below colophon "Samuel Beckett"; each print signed in graphite below right "Arikha."


Barry Leon, by whom given to MFA, December 1977 (accessioned January 11, 1978).

Credit Line

Gift of Barry Leon


© Avigdor Arikha, courtesy, Marlborough Gallery, New York