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Un Lion de Mer (The Sea Lion) -  DAUMIER

Un Lion de Mer (The Sea Lion)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1856, Delteil 2854 (ii/II), edition unknown. 8 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This humorous print is from the series "Croquis d'été," ('Summer Sketches'). From the collection of: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and H.M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

Monsieur, auriez vous la bonté de me dire quand vous voudrez bien me payer... -  DAUMIER

Monsieur, auriez vous la bonté de me dire quand vous voudrez bien me payer...
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1858, Delteil 2875 (ii/II), edition unknown. 8 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone lower left. This is a fine impression on white wove paper ("sur blanc"). The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from minor soiling here and there in the margins. From the series "Croquis d'été," this print is the story of the thin polite gentleman on the right asking the large, muscular fellow on the left for the money he is owed. From the collection of: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and Henri M. Petiet (See Lugt 2021a).
$550

Bathers beginning to discover that in September... (Baigneurs commençant à trouver qu'en septembre... ) -  DAUMIER

Bathers beginning to discover that in September... (Baigneurs commençant à trouver qu'en septembre... )
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1858, Delteil 2877 (ii/II), edition unknown. 7 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's a small smudge just below the caption at bottom.) This print is from the series "Croquis d'été," which is a series of entertaining lithographs about casual summer activities in France during the 1850s. Ex- collection: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and Henri M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

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

View of an Artist's Studio the Last Week before an Art Show (Vue d'un Atelier la dernière Semaine avant l'Exposition) -  DAUMIER

View of an Artist's Studio the Last Week before an Art Show (Vue d'un Atelier la dernière Semaine avant l'Exposition)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1864, Delteil 3286 (ii/II), edition unknown. 9 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on thin wove paper with full margins. The condition is generally very good apart from slight overall toning to the sheet and a repaired tear in the top margin outside of the image. This is a rare "bon à tirer" proof inscribed in ink "certifie conform" and dated by the printer, Destouches. This entertaining print is from the series Croquis Parisiens.
$900

Artists in the Process of viewing the Work of a Rival (Artistes en train d'examiner le tableau d'un rival) -  DAUMIER

Artists in the Process of viewing the Work of a Rival (Artistes en train d'examiner le tableau d'un rival)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1852, Delteil 2299 (ii/II), edition unknown. 9 7/8 x 8 3/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression with full margins. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This work is from the celebrated series called Le Public du Salon. Daumier loved depicting art gallery and museum subjects.
$650

Posing as Connoisseurs (Se posant en Connaisseurs) -  DAUMIER

Posing as Connoisseurs (Se posant en Connaisseurs)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1852, Delteil 2292 (ii/II), edition unknown. 9 3/4 x 8 3/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression in very good condition. (The bottom margin is trimmed slightly at an angle trimmed and there's slight time toning around the extreme outer edge of the sheet.) This work was published as one of the series called Le Public du Salon.
SOLD

Tiens, papa, te v'la! (Look Papa, it's you!) -  DAUMIER

Tiens, papa, te v'la! (Look Papa, it's you!)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1852, Delteil 2297 (ii/II), edition unknown. 9 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression in fine condition. The margins are wide if not full. This delightful print is Plate 6 from the series, Le Public du Salon.
$650

It's Really Quite Flattering to Have one's Portrait Exhibited at the Salon (C'est tout d'même flatteur d'avoir son portrait...) -  DAUMIER

It's Really Quite Flattering to Have one's Portrait Exhibited at the Salon (C'est tout d'même flatteur d'avoir son portrait...)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1857, Delteil 2965 (ii/II), edition unknown. 9 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This is Plate 7 from the series, Le Salon de 1857. "Sur blanc" impressions are those printed on quality white wove paper without the text on the verso. These are far superior to the newsprint editions which are much less desirable.
$650

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

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)
SOLD

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