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Friday 10 January 2020

Alexandre Calame's etching, “Couple Resting on a Cliff”, 1845

Alexandre Calame (aka Alexandre Calam; Alexandre Calamy) (1810–1864)

“Couple Resting on a Cliff”, 1845, plate 42 from the series “Essais de gravure à l'eau forte par Alexandre Calame, III”, incorporating four sets of landscape etchings (45 in total).

Etching with dot roulette on chine collé on wove paper with full margins as published.
Size: (sheet) 39.6 x 27.4 cm; (plate) 21.4 x 16.2 cm; (image borderline) 19.9 x 14.4 cm.
Inscribed on plate within the image borderline at lower left, “A.C.”
Inscribed on plate below the image borderline at lower left: “Genve 1845.”

Calabi & Schreiber-Favre 1937 34 (III) (Augusto Calabi & Alfred Schreiber-Favre 1937, “Les Eaux-Fortes et les lithographies d'Alexandre Calame, Die Graphischen Künste”, pp. 64–77, 110–117).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Two figures in the shade of a large tree which is growing on a cliff; sea in the distance to right.”

See also the description of this print held by The National Gallery of Art:

Condition: faultless impression in near pristine condition for its considerable age (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains—there is a dot in the right margin—foxing or signs of use) with full margins as published.

I am selling this spectacularly beautiful etching in perfect condition executed by one of the most important of the Swiss landscape artists of the 19th century, for AU$210 (currently US$144.97/EUR130.33/GBP110.96 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this poetic image of two travellers resting in the shade of overhanging trees on a high pathway in Switzerland (based on the inscribed word, “Geneve”), 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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