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Chez la Corsetière (At the Corsetmaker) -  LABOUREUR

Chez la Corsetière (At the Corsetmaker)
JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR
French, (1877-1943)
Drypoint and roulette printed from two plates, 1934, Laboureur 494 (i/II), edition 22. 8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed "1/84". This is a superb impression of this rare, delicate print. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. There were five proofs of the first state, before the reflection in the mirror was fully developed, as here. The edition was not fully printed and according to the catalogue, the numbering stopped at 16/84. A drawing study exists for this print.
$900

Aux Environs de Paris -  LALANNE

Aux Environs de Paris
MAXIME LALANNE
French, (1827-1886)
Etching, 1863, Villet 4 (iv/VI), Berladi 6; edition unknown. 9 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. Signed in the plate lower left and also with the printed signature in the lower left. This is a very good impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from some staining in the margins and a small break in the paper, lower left. It's printed on AQUAFORTISTES laid paper and published by Cadart & Luquet.
$600

The Black Rocks near Trouville (Les Roches Noires près Trouville) -  LALANNE

The Black Rocks near Trouville (Les Roches Noires près Trouville)
MAXIME LALANNE
French, (1827-1886)
Etching , 1874, Beraldi 118, Villet 105 (vii/VII); edition unknown. 12 1/2 x 7 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on white laid paper. The margins are wide. The condition is very good apart from a subtle stain in the lower left corner of the margin, well away from the image. In this state the plate was published by Cadart in "l'Illustration Nouvelle" (plate 299).
$500

Anna Stina (Mrs. Alkman, née Rydell) -  LARSSON

Anna Stina (Mrs. Alkman, née Rydell)
CARL LARSSON
Swedish, (1855-1919)
Etching, 1911, Hjert & Hjert 79 (ii/III), from a small edition. 11 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. Initialed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on sturdy cream wove paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. This second state is described as "rare" and the third state was printed posthumously in 1983. The sitter is the wife of Edvard Alkman, an editor and art critic. The etching relates to an oil painting by Larsson with an identical composition.
$2,500

Farmer Carrying a Basket -  LE CHEVALLIER

Farmer Carrying a Basket
JACQUES LE CHEVALLIER
French, (1896-1987)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1927, edition 75. 9 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full with a deckle edge showing all around. This is a good example of the modernist style for European woodcts in the 1920s.
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

Tennis Players (Joueuses de Tennis) -  LUNOIS

Tennis Players (Joueuses de Tennis)
ALEXANDRE LUNOIS
French, (1863-1916)
Lithograph printed in colors, circa 1895-1900, edition probably 100. 15 x 19 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with fresh, vibrant colors. The paper is a thin Japanese and the margins are full. The condition is fine. Lunois excelled in the medium of color lithography and he produced some of the best work in France during the fin de siècle era.
$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 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.
SOLD

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