Thursday, 15 November 2018

Eugène Delâtre's drypoint, “Landscape with a row of trees”, c1920


Eugène Delâtre (1864–1938)

“Landscape with a row of trees” (descriptive title only, with the “true” title inscribed indescipherablly in pencil at lower left edge), c1920 (date of attribution is based on a stylistically similar drypoint by Delâtre listed online at oldmasters.com: http://www.oldmasterprint.com/delatre1.htm), signed in pencil by the artist and numbered “7” in an edition of fifty.

Drypoint with light plate tone marking the image borderline on laid paper, pencil signed and numbered by the artist, and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 28.3 x 37.7 cm; (plate) 23 x 25 cm; (image borderline) 21.6 x 23.7 cm
Inscribed with the artist’s signature on plate at lower right corner.
Inscribed with the artist’s signature in pencil below the image borderline at lower right.
Numbered in pencil below the image borderline at lower left: “7/50”
Inscribed in pencil along the lower edge with what is probably the title of the print.

Condition: richly inked impression with strong drypoint showing no sign of wear, signed in the plate and in pencil and numbered by the artist. The sheet is in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, folds, holes, abrasions, stains or foxing) and laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this magnificently executed drypoint, exemplifying how confident strokes laid freely with minimal detail can capture the effect of strong light, for AU$340 (currently US$248.14/EUR218.61/GBP191.09 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this intimately/sensually observed landscape by one of the major French printmakers at the close of the 19th century, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.







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