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Voyons, bobonne, n'agace pas comme ça la mer... -  DAUMIER

Voyons, bobonne, n'agace pas comme ça la mer...
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1857, Delteil 2855 Iiii/III), edition unknown. 7 3/4 x 10 1/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on white wove paper ("sur blanc") with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is plate 15 from the series, "Croquis d'été." Impressions were also printed on newsprint paper in Charivari for this series, with text on the verso.) This beach scene is about the wife expressing concern about the power of the waves and how one big one could wash them away. Ex-collection: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and H. M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

L'agrément d'une promenade sur les bords de la seine pendant un dimanche de la canicule. -  DAUMIER

L'agrément d'une promenade sur les bords de la seine pendant un dimanche de la canicule.
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1858, Delteil 2876 (iii/III), edition unknown. 8 3/8 x 10 1/16 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression ("sur blanc") with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a tiny smudge near the text at bottom and slight age toning at the extreme edges of the sheet. This print is from the series, "Croquis d'été." Two very well dressed women are walking along the Seine in a heat wave on a Sunday during the summer. Their expressions convey the intensity of the moment. Ex-collection: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and Henri M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

La vigne souffre...soufrons la vigne -  DAUMIER

La vigne souffre...soufrons la vigne
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1857, Delteil 2859 (ii/II), edition unknown. 8 x 10 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for a tiny replaced loss in the extreme top corner margin and a couple of minor stains at the extreme top edge of the sheet. This outstanding print is plate 19 from "Croquis d'été (Summer Sketches). The scene depicts a hot summer day in France where their grape vines are suffering as well as the couple trying to help them. Ex-collection: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and H.M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

Estelle et Némorin en 1857 -  DAUMIER

Estelle et Némorin en 1857
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1857, Delteil 2861 (ii/II), edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are wide and the condition is very good apart from slight time toning along the extreme edges of the margins on three sides. From the collection of Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and Henri M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

Construction Scene, Paris -  DECARIS

Construction Scene, Paris
ALBERT DECARIS
French, (1901-1989)
Engraving, 1940s-1950s, edition 100. 16 1/4 x 21 in. Signed in pencil. A superb impression on RIVES watermarked paper. Wide margins. Fine condition.
$850

The Blacksmith (Un Forgeron) -  DELACROIX

The Blacksmith (Un Forgeron)
EUGENE DELACROIX
French, (1798-1863)
Etching and aquatint, 1833, Delteil / Strauber 19 (v/VI); edition unknown. 8 7/8 x 6 3/8 in. Initialed in the plate, upper right. This is a superb impression with wide margins. The condition is excellent. This, the fifth state, was printed by Delâtre and published by Cadart & Luquet for the the Société des Aquafortistes (June, 1867). A painting and drawing exists of this subject and the copperplate is now in the Bibliothèque Nationale.
SOLD

En Sentinelle -  DELATRE

En Sentinelle
EUGENE DELATRE
French, (1864-1938)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1905, as published in Zeitschrift fur Bildende Kunst. 10 x 3 in. Signed and titled in the plate. A fine impression in good condition. Some discoloration verso and slight discoloration showing in the margins, recto. Full margins.
$450

Falcon's Wing -  DEMUS

Falcon's Wing
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond-drypoint, 1993, de Heer 236, edition 30. 7 3/4 x 10 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. Inscribed "Iet." A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. "The wing of the falcon that symbolizes a new beginning: the first print after a dramatic eye illness that prevented me from etching for a whole two years. I first called upon the falcon to be my helper, with his proverbial good eyesight..." (JD)
$650

Garden Delphinium -  DEMUS

Garden Delphinium
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond-drypoint, 1987, de Heer 153, edition 20. 8 3/8 x 6 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. Inscribed "Iet." A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. "Plants draw their strength from silence. They are free of the confusion caused by language." (JD)
$650

Bunch of Grapes -  DEMUS

Bunch of Grapes
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond-drypoint, 1987, de Heer 150, edition 25. 10 x 5 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. Inscribed "IIIet." A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. "This bunch of grapes contains all that is precious and the happiness of the moment." (JD)
$900

Large 'Schlierenstein' -  DEMUS

Large 'Schlierenstein'
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond-drypoint, 1989, de Heer 205, edition 30. 6 1/4 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and dated in pencil. Inscribed "IIIet." A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. "Every stone has its own form, its physiognomy, origin and history. Every stone is unique, an individual." (JD)
$900

Large Primrose -  DEMUS

Large Primrose
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond-drypoint, 1988, de Heer 164, edition 30. 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. Inscribed "IIet." A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. "And like small open umbrellas, its flowers safeguard the mystery of its origin." (JD)
$900

Mangosteen -  DEMUS

Mangosteen
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond-drypoint, 1996, de Heer 246, edition 30. 4 1/4 x 9 in. Signed in pencil. Inscribed "2et." A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. "The four different views are spatially connected through their dynamic unwinding and add up to a fruit garland - like a Hellenistic decoration." (JD)
$750

Seed Capsules from a Monk's Hood -  DEMUS

Seed Capsules from a Monk's Hood
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond-drypoint, 1988, de Heer 161, edition 25. 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. Inscribed "Iet." A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. "When making this etching I had invisible companions: Durer's 'Knight, Death and the Devil' rode beside me, and night after night they crossed my copper plate." (JD)
$800

Selenite-Rose -  DEMUS

Selenite-Rose
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 1990, de Heer 217, edition 30. 5 3/8 x 7 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. "Inscribed "IIet." A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. "Stones contain the power to send us on imaginary journeys, to transport us to other countries and dimensions." (JD)
$550

Purpura, Large Murex -  DEMUS

Purpura, Large Murex
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond-drypoint, 1989, de Heer 209, edition 30. 6 1/2 x 6 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. Inscribed "IIet." A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. "A surging image of sea waves turned to stone, fragile, carved by the sea." (JD)
SOLD

Star of Bethlehem II -  DEMUS

Star of Bethlehem II
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond-drypoint, 1985, de Heer 69, edition 20. 8 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. Inscribed "IIet.". A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. "Apart from Leonardo's few studies of plants, Durer was my teacher." (JD)
$500

Lapis Lazuli -  DEMUS

Lapis Lazuli
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond-drypoint, 1989, de Heer 194, edition 30. 4 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. Inscribed "IIet." A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. "This table of stone, a cross-section of a piece of lapis lazuli, placed as a two-dimensional plane in the space, erupts like a stele out of time and demands interpretation and the decoding of its inscription." (JD)
$850

Three Marrons -  DEMUS

Three Marrons
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond-drypoint, 2004, de Heer 301, edition 30. 3 x 6 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. A fine, delicate impression in fine condition. Full margins.
$500

The Grapes of Bacchus -  DEMUS

The Grapes of Bacchus
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 1988, de Heer 182, edition 30. 10 1/8 x 8 3/4 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression in fine condition. The margins are full. "The bunch of grapes sums up all that is happiness, and indeed the essence of Classical Antiquity. Geometrically shaped, alive, the enjoyment of perfection." (JD)
$900

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