Thursday, 16 April 2020
A pair of Henri Monnier’s etchings featuring caricatures and other studies from Parisian life, c.1827
Henry Monnier (aka Henry Bonaventure Monnier) (1799–1877)
Two etchings with drypoint and possibly engraving featuring caricatures and other studies from Parisian life, c.1827 (attribution date based on the publication of the artist’s caricatures in “Moeurs Parisiennes” and “Moeurs Administratives” between 1826 and 1828), unsigned and possibly proof impressions.
Etchings on wove paper trimmed around/close to the plate mark and backed on a support sheet.
Size: (left sheet) 14.5 x 11.5; (right sheet) 14.5 x 11.4 cm.
Condition: well-printed and strong impressions trimmed around/close to the platemark and laid upon a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
I am selling this rare pair of etchings executed by an artist famous for his lithographs satirising the Parisian bourgeoisie (as well as his contribution to theatre in terms of acting and writing) for AU$220 in total for the pair (currently US$140.08/EUR128.77/GBP112.06 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).
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