Estampas de Yucatán Prints from Yucatan
A portfolio of eight original lithographs by Alfredo Zalce.
The portfolio and case, with an inscrpition by Zalce, and seven of the eight prints are held in the collection.

Date - 1946 (Prints are dated 1945, suggesting that the lithos were drawn/printed in 1945 and the project completed in 1946.) Edition - # 70/100 complete portfolios (I believe other individual impressions may have been pulled for the use of the artist.) Case dimensions - 16.1" x 18.3" x 0.3" Publisher - La Estampa Mexicana
Description A collection of eight original stone lithographs, housed in a pink/purple folding case with an index/colophon mount- ed to the inside front and a loose sheet with a bilingual introduction by Jean Charlot.The cover image is probably an original silkscreen or (more likely) linoleum cut by Zalce. Each lithograph is well printed on high quality paper and each is signed and dated by Zalce. An inscription by Zalce to the original owner is present on the index page. As purchased, the portfolio was missing two lithographs, Jardín de Hecelchacán and El Rio Palizada. An impression of Jardín de Hecelchacán had been acquired previously and was added to the portfolio. An impression of El Rio Palizada is still needed as of May, 2011. Hopefully an impression will be added to the portfolio in the future.
The bilingual approach and palatable subject matter confirms the intentions of La Estampa Mexicana to appeal to an American market.The images are beautiful and evocative, but never offensive.
Provenance Acquired from Martin E. Kleiner, who acquired the portfolio from the estate of his aunt, an artist's representative at the time the portfolio was created. Martin provided the following information for his aunt: Goldie Kleiner, Artists' and Photographers' Representative, 295 Central Park West, NYC, NY He also provided a second address, from 40 years ago: 53rd st, NYC, NY. Goldie Kleiner acquired the portfolio directly from Alfredo Zalce, as per the inscription by Zalce on the index page.
Paper - Lithographs appear to have been printed on at least three different types of paper.