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Wednesday 27 March 2019

Jean Louis Charbonnel‘s etching, “La Baigneuse”, 1873

Jean Louis Charbonnel (1854–1885)

“La Baigneuse”, 1873, published by Richard Lesclide (1825–1892) in “Album du Journal Paris a l'Eau Forte Pour 1875, Vingt Eaux-Fortes Originales Tirées a 100 Exemplaires, Numerotées et Signées” (“Album of the Journal Paris with Eau Forte of 1875, Twenty Original Etchings in 100 Copies, Numbered and Signed”), printed by Charles Delâtre (fl.c.1872–1876), p. 265. The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a detailed description of this publication:

Etching on fine wove paper (China) trimmed close to the image borderline and backed with a support sheet published in an edition of 100 impressions.
Size: (sheet) 13.3 x 9.2 cm; (image borderline) 12.9 x 8.8 cm.
Inscribed on plate: (upper left) L. C[o?]harbonnel pinxt […] 1873”

Condition: richly inked, crisp, near faultless impression trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline. The sheet is in pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or blemishes), but, as the sheet is tissue thin, it has been backed onto a conservator’s support sheet.

I am selling this exceptionally sensitive etching for AU$150 in total (currently US$106.47/EUR94.51/GBP80.69 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 acquiring this very luminous etching exemplifying the Romantic leanings and interest of the period in the pleasures of the Orient—especially the “opulent eroticism of harem” as the MET describes this fascination—please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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