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04:36 Aug 9, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
French term or phrase:epreuves
I was looking a some artwork. It was described in French with the sizes and the words 95 epreuves under it. I don't know what that means
Explanation: artist's proof - One of a small group of prints set aside from an edition for an artist's use; a number of printer's proofs are sometimes also done for a printer's use. An artist's proof is typically one of the first proofs from a limited edition of prints, for the artist's own copyright use, and marked as an A.P., and not numbered. Artist's proofs generally draw a higher price than other impressions. The equivalent in French is épreuve d'artiste, abbreviated E.A.
The problem with the above definition is the number 95
Artist's Proof - intended for the artist's personal use. Usually ten percent or more of an edition is reserved as artist's proofs, and these are numbered AP 1/20 or EA 2/20 (for the French épreuve d'artist) on the lower left hand corner of the print.