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Friday, 24 January 2020

Charles Louis Kratke’s etching, “Le Bain de Diane”, after Corot


Charles Louis Kratke (aka Charles-Louis Krätke) (1848– 1921)

“Le Bain de Diane” (as titled on plate), late 1800s (?), after the painting, “The Bath of Diana”, 1855, in the collection of the Dallas Museum of Art—note that there is also a larger version of this painting, “The Company of Diana, Impression of Morning”, 1855, in the collection of the Musée des Beaux Arts in Bordeaux—by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875), published and printed by Georges Petit in Paris and also published by Charles F Haseltine in Philadelphia.

Etching on cream coloured chine collé (China) on heavy wove paper with wide margins (as published).
Size: (sheet) 61.6 x 81 cm; (plate) 51.5 x 67.5 cm; (chine collé) 50.2 x 65.7 cm; (image borderline) 42.6 x 61.4 cm.

Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (lower right corner) “COROT”.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “PEINT PAR C. COROT/ CHARLES F HASELTINE. 1416 & 1418, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.”; (centre) IMPRIMERIE GEORGES PETIT, PARIS,/ Le bain de Diane”; (right) GRAVÉ PAR L. KRATKÉ./  Paris, Publié par GEORGES PETIT, 12, Rue Godot de Mauroy.”

Condition: richly inked and strong velvety impression with wide margins (as published). The sheet has traces of wiped printing ink, otherwise it is in good condition for its age and large size.

I am selling this huge and poetically glowing etching of the huntress goddess, Diana, taking a backward splash on the shore of Lake Nemi accompanied by her companions and her hunting dogs all bathed in early morning light, for a total cost of AU$362 (currently US$248.13/EUR224.41/GBP189.02 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 magnificent etching that is so rare that it does not seem to be in any of the major museum collections—please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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