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Les Voiliers du Bassin Neuf, a la Rochelle -  LEHEUTRE

Les Voiliers du Bassin Neuf, a la Rochelle
GUSTAVE LEHEUTRE
French, (1861-1932)
Etching, 1920, Delteil 133, edition 75. 6 1/4 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression on greenish antique laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The print was published by Sagot, Paris, and their embossed stamp is in the lower right. This is an early state before the signature was added in the plate.
SOLD

Le Quai des Grands Augustins -  LEPERE

Le Quai des Grands Augustins
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Wood engraving, 1886, Lotz-Brissoneau 148 (ii/II); edition 80 (only 20 with the red remarque) 10 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. Signed in the block and signed in pencil, lower right. This impression inscribed, "No.6", by the artist. This is a superb impression on Japanese paper. The margins are full. Apart from a subtle suggestion of foxing here and there, the condition is very good. This beautiful design is complimented here by the addition of the red remarque which is printed from a separate block.
$1,400

Le Boulevard, pres du Vaudeville -  LEPERE

Le Boulevard, pres du Vaudeville
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Wood engraving, 1889, Lotz-Brissoneau 201; proofs only. 7 x 5 1/2 in. Signed in pencil lower right and with "et" in pencil added by the artist (etat). This is a superb impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The condition is very good apart from subtle foxing here and there and minor wrinkling. The margins are wide and probably full. This is a rare proof of an early, undescribed state, before the blank area to the right of the standing figure and also to her left. The artist's red ink stamp (Lugt 141) is in the lower left corner. This image was never published in a formal edition and early proofs such as this are quite rare.
$900

Les Fontaines Lumineuses -  LEPERE

Les Fontaines Lumineuses
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Wood engraving, 1889, Lotz-Brissoneau 190; small edition ( 9 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. Signed in the block and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on thin china paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. This block was cut with the assistance of Paillard and his name is also inscribed in the block, lower right. This work later appeared in the "Revue de l'Exposition.
SOLD

Rue de la Montagne Sainte-Genevieve (Paris) -  LEPERE

Rue de la Montagne Sainte-Genevieve (Paris)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1906, Texier-Bernier 340 (ii/II), edition 40. 10 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. Signed in the plate with initials, upper right corner. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (Old hinges remain on the corners, verso.) This lovely work depicts St. Etienne-du-Mont in the background, a church also etched with great success by Charles Meryon.
SOLD

Le Bout Genet (Crévecoeur-le-Grand) -  LEPERE

Le Bout Genet (Crévecoeur-le-Grand)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1913, Texier-Bernier 409 (ii/II), edition 50. 10 3/8 x 8 in. Signed in the plate and signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. Here we have a fine, luminous impression printed on fairly thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is a very nice example of his landscape etching.
$750

Les Arbres Tordus (Saint-Jean-de-Monts) -  LEPERE

Les Arbres Tordus (Saint-Jean-de-Monts)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1914, Texier-Bernier 417 (ii/II), edition 50. 7 x 11 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on off-white Japanese paper. The margins are substantial and probably full. The condition is very good apart from old hinges, verso, showing through at the top corners outside of the platemark. This work was published by Sagot, Paris, and their blindstamp is in the lower right corner margin.
$600

Sous Bois, à la Rigonette (Vendée) -  LEPERE

Sous Bois, à la Rigonette (Vendée)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1911, Texier-Bernier 386 (ii/III), edition 35. 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on thin, creamy Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. (There's a modest printing crease in the lower right, just to the image.) This plate was subsequently cut down and a third edition of 150 was printed.
$800

Blanchisseuses (Jeunesse passe vite vertu!) Laundresses (How quickly Youth Fades!) -  LEPERE

Blanchisseuses (Jeunesse passe vite vertu!) Laundresses (How quickly Youth Fades!)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Soft ground etching with aquatint printed in colors, 1893, Stein & Karshan 41, Lotz-Brissonneau 91, edition 100. 15 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered in blue crayon, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a tiny fox mark at the extreme top edge of the sheet. This impression was published by "L'Estampe Originale," (Plate 24, Album III), and bears their blindstamp in the lower left corner (Lugt 819).
$2,400

La Cathédrale de Rouen -  LEPERE

La Cathédrale de Rouen
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Wood engraving, 1888, Lotz-Brissonneau 177 (iii/III), edition 50. 20 x 12 1/2 in. Signed and titled in the block, lower right. ("Rouen...A. Lepere del. sc.") Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on a very thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. This masterpiece of wood engraving is one of Lepere's finest cathedral studies. A similar impression, also from the edition of 50, is in the Art Institute of Chicago.
$2,750

Départ pour la Chasse à courre  (Leaving for the Hunt) -  LUNOIS

Départ pour la Chasse à courre (Leaving for the Hunt)
ALEXANDRE LUNOIS
French, (1863-1916)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1893, Not listed in I.F.F, Johnson 73, edition 100. 10 1/2 x 17 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, fresh impression printed on thin white wove paper. The margins are full. In very good condition other than for a small stain the lower right corner margin, well away from the image. From the collection of Henri M. Petiet (not in Lugt). (Note: We also have and impression of the unfinished print in black and white only, on china paper and unsigned. This proof is also from the Petiet collection.)
SOLD

Départ pour la Chasse à Courre (Leaving for the Hunt) -  LUNOIS

Départ pour la Chasse à Courre (Leaving for the Hunt)
ALEXANDRE LUNOIS
French, (1863-1916)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1893, Not listed in I.F.F., Johnson 73, edition 100. 10 1/2 x 17 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, fresh impression printed on thin white wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than for a tiny speck (ink?) in the lower left below the image. From the collection of Henri M. Petiet (Lugt 5031). (Note: We are offering with the above an impression of the unfinished print done in black and white only and a color proof with variant inking, both with slight condition issues.) This print was published by Vollard for l'Album d'Estampes Originales de la Galerie Vollard.
$1,800

The Wave (La Vague) -  MAILLOL

The Wave (La Vague)
ARISTIDE MAILLOL
French, (1861-1944)
Woodcut, 1895-98, Guérin 8 (ii/II), edition 60. 6 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. Initialed in the block. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on Japon; rich in contrasts. The condition is excellent and the margins are full. From the collection of Henri M. Petiet (not in Lugt). This print was published by Petiet and bears his embossed stamp in the lower margin. This stellar Nabis image is inspired by Gauguin's bathers. A painting exists of a similar subject.
SOLD

Woman Crouching from the Back (Femme Accroupie de Dos) -  MAILLOL

Woman Crouching from the Back (Femme Accroupie de Dos)
ARISTIDE MAILLOL
French, (1861-1944)
Lithograph, 1925, Guérin 283, edition 100. 9 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. Signed in pencil with the artist's initial "M." Here we have a fine impression printed on smooth wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from faint toning in the extreme edges of the sheet and a slightly toned area on the verso. This exemplary figurative work was published by Albert Morancé, Paris.
$900

Lola de Valence -  MANET

Lola de Valence
EDOUARD MANET
French, (1832-1883)
Etching and aquatint, 1863, Harris 33 (vi/VIII), Guérin 23, Fisher 25; edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 7 1/16 in. Signed in the plate lower left. Signed again below with the printed text, "Ed. Manet sculpt." This is a fine impression printed on cream laid paper bearing the watermark "De Erven De Blauw." The margins are wide but trimmed somewhat on the top and sides. There's a small spot (stain) in the lower margin, well away from the image. Otherwise, the condition is very good. According to Harris (revised edition, 1990), there were two different printings of this plate by the Société des Aquafortistes, with our impression being from the first. ("Imp. Delâtre, rue Saint-Jacques, 363, Paris," appears to the left of the printed verse, albeit lightly inked.) "Paris, Publié par A CADART & LUQUET, Editeurs, 79 Rue Richelieu" appears in the lower right, just below the image. The Cadart & Luquet blindstamp is also present in the lower margin, center. Number "67" appears in the upper right which refers to this as Plate 67 of Eaux-fortes modernes, 2nd year, 2nd issue. The subject of this lovely print is Lola Melea who was a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet of Madrid. The Ballet appeared in Paris in 1862 at the Hippodrome theatre and Manet asked the dance troupe to pose for him. He also executed an oil painting of the same subject as well as a lithographic sheet music cover. The painting is now in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
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Lola de Valence -  MANET

Lola de Valence
EDOUARD MANET
French, (1832-1883)
Etching and aquatint, 1863, Harris 33 (vi/VIII), Guérin 23, Fisher 25; edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 7 1/16 in. Signed in the plate lower left. Signed again below with the printed text, "Ed. Manet sculpt." This is a very fine impression printed on cream laid paper bearing a partial watermark, possibly "De Erven De Blauw." The margins are full. The condition is excellent apart from a couple of rust specks in the margins. According to Harris (revised edition, 1990), there were two different lifetime printings of this plate, this one for the Société des Aquafortistes, the first published printing (1863). The second printing was in 1872. "Imp. Delâtre, rue Saint-Jacques, 363, Paris," appears to the left of the printed verse, "Paris, Publié par A CADART & LUQUET, Editeurs, 79 Rue Richelieu" appears in the lower right, just below the image. The Cadart & Luquet blindstamp is also present in the lower margin, center. Number "67" appears in the upper right which refers to this as Plate 67 of Eaux-fortes modernes, 2nd year, 2nd issue. The subject of this lovely print is Lola Melea who was a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet of Madrid. The Ballet appeared in Paris in 1862 at the Hippodrome theatre and Manet asked the dance troupe to pose for him. He also executed an oil painting of the same subject as well as a lithographic sheet music cover. The painting is now in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
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Silence (Femme Cournnée d'épines) -  MARTIN

Silence (Femme Cournnée d'épines)
HENRI-JEAN GUILLAUME MARTIN
French, (1860-1943)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1897, I.F.F. 2, edition 100. 19 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on china paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This work was published by Vollard for L'Album d'Estampes Originales de la Galerie Vollard. Silence is an outstanding example of symbolist printmaking in late 19th century France. Martin did very few prints and this is the finest. "The theme of silence was meant to suggest the inarticulate essence of the soul. Women were favored as subjects in art and often closely associated with death at the end of the 19th century.... The withered thistle, like her crown of thorns, denotes pain and death. The work's sense of confinement and isolation invokes the artistic notions of suffering and solitude, popular among Symbolist artists." (see page 43 of Strategic Ambiguity, The Obscure, Nebulous, and Vague in Symbolist Prints (2013), ed. by Carmen Vendelin. Included with this color impression is a trial proof printed in black and gray and a cancelled impression of the image in black ink only. Ex-collection: Henri M. Petiet (Lugt 5031).
SOLD

Nude in a Rocking Chair (Nu au Rocking Chair) -  MATISSE

Nude in a Rocking Chair (Nu au Rocking Chair)
HENRI MATISSE
French, (1869-1954)
Lithograph , 1913, Duthuit-Garnaud 410, Fribourg 368; edition 50. 19 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Initialed on the stone, lower right. Signed and numbered in ink, lower right. This is a superb impression printed on cream colored simili-Japan paper. The sheet is full and untrimmed. The condition is very good. This exemplary, early work is from the celebrated collection of Henri M. Petiet and bears his stamp (H.M.P.) on the verso.
$12,000

The Orchestra -  MAURIN

The Orchestra
CHARLES MAURIN
French, (1856-1914)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1893, Gounot 59, edition 100. 5 3/8 x 8 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in blue pencil. This is a fine, rich impression with wide margins. The condition is very good apart from a suggestion of damp staining in the upper right margin. Impressions of this lovely print are in the Clark Art Museum and the Ackland Art Museum.
$1,400

La Coiffure -  MAURIN

La Coiffure
CHARLES MAURIN
French, (1856-1914)
Soft-ground etching with aquatint printed in colors, circa 1900-1910, edition 50. 12 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with the colors fresh. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Maurin's superb and experimental color printmaking is illustrated and discussed in From Pissarro to Picasso, Color Etching in France (1992) by Cate and Grivel. He worked closely with Eugène Delâtre and the publishers Sagot and Vollard.
$1,200

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