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Thursday, 12 March 2020

Eugène Bléry's lithographs, “Angelica, Blackberries and Other Plants” & “Tree Entwined with Clematitis”, c.1850


Eugène Bléry (aka Alexandre Stanislas Eugène Bléry) (1805–1887)

Two lithographs from the series, ‘’Suite de 16 planches de fleurs et plantes dans leur habitat’’ (Suite of 16 plates of flowers and plants in their habitat), 1848–50, printed by Lemercier & Cie (fl.1827–99) and published by Dessaigne (fl.1845–57) in Paris.

IFF 206 (Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes, Paris, 1930); Beraldi not described (Henri Beraldi 1885, “Les Graveurs du dix-neuvième siècle”, 12 vols, Paris).

Left
“Plate 15: Angelica, Blackberries and Other Plants”, c.1850
Lithograph printed on wove paper with wide margins as published.
Size: (sheet) 55 x 35.9 cm; (image borderline) 35.4 x 224.8 cm.
Inscribed on stone within the image borderline: “(left) “EBléry d. L”.
Lettered on stone below the image borderline: (centre) “Imp. Lemencier, r. de Seine. 57. à Paris./ 15/ Paris. Dessaigne, éditeur 19 Rue de Clery.”
The British Museum offers a description of this print:

Right
“Plate 5: Tree Entwined with Clematitis”, c.1850
Lithograph printed on wove paper with wide margins as published.
Size: (sheet) 55 x 35.9 cm; (image borderline) 35.4 x 224.8 cm.
Inscribed on stone within the image borderline: “(left and difficut to decipher and so there may be errors) “EBléry del. lith”.
Lettered on stone below the image borderline: (centre) “Imp. Lemencier, r. de Seine. 57. à Paris./ 5./ Paris. Dessaigne, Editeur 19 Rue de Cléry.”
The British Museum offers a description of this print:

Condition: well-printed impressions in near pristine/museum quality condition for their considerable age (i.e. there are no tears, holes, losses, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of use) with generous margins as published.

I am selling this pair of large and exceptionally beatuiful original lithographs designed and executed by the artist who arguably was one of the first artists in the 19th century to revitalise etching and taught the great Charles Méryon, for AU$320 in total for the two lithographs (currently US$206.52/EUR182.43/GBP161.14 at the time of posting 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 these very luminious lithographs exemplifying the drawing skills of this 19th century master of printmaking, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.












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