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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Tancrède Abraham's etching, "Environs de Château Gontier”, 1863


Tancrède Abraham (1836–1895)

"Environs de Château Gontier”, 1863, plate 86 to the second volume of sixty prints (plates 61 to 121 in the continuation of plate numbers from the first volume), “Eaux-Fortes Modernes: Originales et Inédites” (Modern Etchings: Original and Unpublished), printed by Auguste Delâtre (aka Auguste Marie Delâtre) (1822–1907) and published in 1864 in Paris by Cadart & Luquet (opnl.1863–1867) for the Société des Aquafortistes.

Etching on laid paper (watermarked, “Aquafortistes”), bearing the blind stamp of the publishers and with the full wide margins as published.
Size: (sheet) 32.7 x 49.5 cm; (plate) 21.8 x 36 cm; (image borderline) 17.3 x 32.7 cm.

Numbered on plate above the image borderline: (right) “86.”
Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (lower right corner) “T. ABRAHAM 63”.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “T.Abraham sculpt.”; (centre) "ENVIRONS DE CHÂTEAU GONTIER./ Paris, Publié A. CADART & LUQUET, Éditeurs 79 Rue Richelieu.”; (right) Imp. Delâtre, Rue St Jacques, 303, Paris.”
Blind stamp in margin: (lower centre) “CADART & LUQUET/ EDITEURS/ 79 R. RICHELIEU”.

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Plate 86: view through dense trees, silhouetted figure seen with dog in distance”

See also the description offered by the National Gallery of Australia:

Condition: richly inked impression with generous margins, but with a restored printer’s crease at lower centre. The sheet is in very good condition for its age (i.e. there are no tears, holes, abrasions, significant stains or foxing). There are small numbers in brown ink at the upper right corner inscribed by a past collector.

I am selling this inviting view into the shadows of a forest grove in the new commune of Château-Gontier-sur-Mayenne in north-western France, for the total cost of AU$258 (currently US$176.54/EUR159.28/GBP135.36 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 beautifully executed etching exemplifying the romantic spirit of the French artists of the time and the Barbizon School in particular, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.


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