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Thursday, 15 October 2020

Tancrède Abraham’s etching, "La Chasse au Marais", 1863

Tancrède Abraham (1836–1895)

"La Chasse au Marais" (aka “Hunting in the Marshes”; “Swamp Hunting), 1863 (as inscribed  with signature on plate [“63”]), published in "L'Artiste" (March 1870; see details: http://prelia.fr/base/opac_css/index.php?lvl=author_see&id=166&PHPSESSID=0cd69occigu9997b0o1obna372).

Etching on wove paper, signed and dated on plate before lettering with publication details, backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 34.9 x 24.2 cm; (plate) 32.7 x 24.5 cm; (image borderline) 31.2 x 23.9 cm.

Inscribed on the plate at lower-left corner: “63 T. ABRAHAM.”

Surprisingly, this large print does not seem to be in any of the major art museums, nevertheless, it features in the online images offered by Wikimedia: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tancr%C3%A8de_Abraham-La_chasse_dans_le_marais.jpg (Note: Wikimedia credits the Cabinet des estampes et des dessins de Strasbourg as holding this print but my search was unsuccessful in finding it).

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression with flattened trifold (for publication of the print in "L'Artiste") and laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper with retouching of the fold-line crease. The sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, losses, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this large and poetically beautiful etching—note the artist’s fascination with how light shimmers on and sparkles through the screen of trees—executed eleven years before the first Impressionist Exhibition of 1874, for AU$246 (currently US$175.83/EUR149.55/GBP134.97 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) 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 darkly glowing print showing an almost invisible lurking hunter in the darkness of a tree-bordered marshland glade, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

Note: This is the second impression of this etching that I have listed. The previous copy has been sold.











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