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Sunday, 2 August 2020

Jean Louis Charbonnel’s etching, “Nude Girl Crying in a Landscape”, 1873


Jean Louis Charbonnel (1854–1885)

“Nude Girl Crying in a Landscape” (descriptive title only), 1873, proof impression from a suite of five etchings that I understand (from advice from the dealer from whom I purchased this print, but I am unable to confirm if the following information is correct) are loosely based around the Auvergne region (central France) and were to feature as illustrations for “Album du Journal Paris a l'Eau Forte Pour 1875”, published by Richard Lesclide (1825–1892) and printed by Charles Delâtre (fl.c1872–1876) (see https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/334979).

Etching on fine wove paper (China) trimmed close to the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 12.9 x 5.5 cm; (image borderline) 12.3 x 4.9 cm.
Inscribed on plate: (lower left) “J. C.”

Condition: near faultless delicate impression trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline. The sheet is in pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or blemishes), but, as the sheet is tissue thin, it has been laid onto a conservator’s support sheet.

I am selling this exceptionally sensitive etching for AU$186 in total (currently US$132.90/EUR112.85/GBP101.58 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 acquiring this delicate etching exemplifying the Romantic leanings of artists in France at the time, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.










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