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Friday 14 December 2018

Adolphe Appian’s etching, “Marais de la Burbanche (Ain)”, 1868

Adolphe Appian (1818–1898)

“Marais de la Burbanche (Ain)”, 1868, published by Cadart & Luce (1867–1870/1) and printed by Auguste Delâtre (1822–1907).

There is a painting related to this print by Appian, “Temps gris, marais de la Burbanche” (“Gray weather, marsh of the Burbanche”) (see an image of this painting at

Etching with light plate tone on fine laid paper with watermark (“ARCHES”) and margins as published.
Size: (sheet) 22.7 x 31.7 cm; (plate) 13.5 x 23.5 cm; (image borderline) 10.3 x 19.4 cm.

Numbered on plate above the image borderline: (right corner) “36.”
Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: “APPIAN 1868”.
Letttered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “A. Appian sc.”; (centre) “MARAIS DE LA BURBANCHE (Ain)/ CADART & LUCE Editeurs Rue Nve des Mathurins 58.”; (right) “Imp.Delâtre, Paris.”

State ii (of iv)

Curtis & Prouté 1968 26.II (Atherton Curtis & Paul Prouté 1968, “Adolphe Appian, son oeuvre gravé et lithographié”, Paris, Paul Prouté, p. 26); Jennings 23; IFF Vol. 1, p.149 (Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes, Paris, 1930)

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Landscape of a marsh, with two herons on an island at left; at right, the foot of a mountain; beyond at centre, a cluster of trees and shrubs, and at left, hills in the distance …”

Condition: richly inked and crisp impression with wide margins (as published). The sheet is in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, folds, holes, abrasions, significant stains—there is dot stain at left-of-centre above the platemark—or foxing).

I am selling this poetically haunting etching, typifying the best works of this famous artist closely connected to the Barbizon School, for the total cost of  [deleted] including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested this delicate and romantically beautiful etching of a melancholic grey day, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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