Friday 12 May 2017
Paul Huet’s etching, “Bois de la Haye”, 1867
Paul Huet (1803–69)
“Bois de la Haye” [Woods near The Hague], 1867, after a painting of the same name executed 1864–65 by Paul Huet, printed by Alfred Salmon (fl.1863–94) and published in “Gazette des Beaux-Arts” (1 October 1867), Paris
Etching on wove paper (sheet) 17.9 x 25.6 cm; (plate) 15.4 x 22.2 cm; (image) 10.2 x 14.7 cm
State v (of v)
Inscribed below the borderline: (left) “PAUL HUET PINX. ET SCULP. / Gazette des Beaux-Arts”; (centre) “BOIS DE LA HAYE.”; (right) “Imp. A. Salmon, Paris.”
Delteil 17; Beraldi 69
See description of this print at Yale University Art Gallery: http://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/13730; see also: http://www.artlinktotheworld.com/id19.html
Condition: Superb impression in pristine condition with a small margins at top and larger margins at the sides and bottom.
I am selling this small treasure of an etching for the total cost of AU$178 (currently US$131.61/EUR121.11/GBP102.40 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing this rare and very beautiful print—I wish to add that it is one of my favourite prints!—please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This print has been sold
This small nugget of romanticism exemplifies Paul Huet’s interest in capturing the poetry of a moonlit landscape. Going further, a landscape steeped with the romance associated with a glimpse of a distant windmill, mist in a forest of tall sinuous tress and an expanse of water populated with small boats laden with farm animals.
To my eyes, this print is the perfect arrangement of subject matter exemplifying what the advertising world describes as the “Foote, Cone and Belding Grid.” (For those who may be unfamiliar with the FCB Grid the following two articles might be helpful: http://www.printsandprinciples.com/2012/03/daniel-heimlich-foote-cone-and-belding.html and http://www.printsandprinciples.com/2012/07/crome-pictorial-transitions.html