Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Georges Lucien Boichard’s drypoint, “Francesca”, c1880
Georges Lucien Boichard (fl.1880s)
“Francesca” (inscribed in pencil at lower right corner of the margin), c1880, proof state impression (before lettering for publication?), hand-signed in pencil by the artist at lower right corner below the image borderline.
Drypoint on heavy wove paper signed in pencil by the artist and titled.
Size: (sheet) 77.6 x 54.7 cm; (plate) 57.3 x 37.8 cm; (image borderline) 47.4 x 31.2 cm.
Note: There is very little information available about this clearly overlooked artist despite his amazing skill and even the dates of his birth and death are not documented. For those interested in what I have been able to find, the following websites make reference to the artist:
Condition: an exceptionally large and faultless proof-state drypoint, signed in pencil by artist and titled. The sheet is in excellent/near pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing) with wide margins.
I am selling this exceptionally rare drypoint—so rare that I have been unable to find another impression in any museum repository—and a print that exemplifies the spirit of romanticism and symbolism of the late nineteenth century for the total cost of AU$376 (currently US$267.54/EUR278.80/GBP249.85 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).
If you are interested in purchasing this near faultless proof-state impression arguably revealing (at least to my eyes) the artist’s interest in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This print has been sold