Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Eugène Bléry's etching, "Le ruisseau au petit chêne"
Eugène Stanislaus Alexandre Bléry (1805–87)
"Le ruisseau au petit chêne" from "Suite de huit eaux-fortes gravées sur nature près Dampierre", 1848
Etching on chine collé on thick wove paper, (proof?) state before letters.
Size: (sheet) 31.4 x 22.5 cm; (plate) 14.9 x 11 cm
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Landscape with in the centre foreground a stream; a forest in the background; rocks in the right foreground.” (http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3288003&partId=1&people=132133&peoA=132133-2-60&page=2)
Condition: Strong, well-inked impression with generous margins. The sheet is dusty and with a few minimal specks but is otherwise in good condition (i.e. there are no tears, folds, bumps or foxing).
I am selling this rare (proof state?) etching and one of Bléry's most beautiful etchings for AU$179 in total (currently US$129.06/EUR115.42/GBP87.71 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing this richly romantic etching, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
Eugène Bléry is my type of printmaker. He doesn't try to dazzle viewers with technically finicky processes, nor does he seek acclaim by exhibiting "a conspicuous consumption of time" in executing his images. Instead, he uses an uncomplicated repertoire of strokes, scribbles and hatched lines to express genuinely felt and observed experiences. For those who may be unfamiliar with his prints I strongly urge you to see his work online at the British Museum (click on the "research" link and do a search using his name). I think you will fall in love.