Rodolphe Piguet (aka Rodolphe Piquet) (1840-1915)
“Suzette”, c1880, published in the periodical, “L’Art” and printed by Chardon-Wittmann (fl.c. 1884–1890) in Paris.
Drypoint with plate tone on cream laid paper with wide margins as published.
Size: (sheet) 43.6 x 29.7 cm; (plate) 31.9 x 32 cm; (image borderline) 27.9 x 19.5 cm.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “l’Art”; (centre) “SUZETTE”; (right) “Rodolphe Piguet del et sculpt./ Imp. Chardon-Wittmann”.
Condition: a richly inked, well-printed and near faultless impression showing strong retention of ink in the drypoint burr lines (suggesting that this is an early impression), with generously wide margins and in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, losses, stains or foxing (but there is a slight dustiness to the surface).
I am selling this exceptionally beautiful drypoint by an artist known for the technical brilliance of his drypoint prints—arguably this is one of his masterworks!—for a total cost of AU$261 (currently US$189.51/EUR159.53/GBP144,12 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 drypoint masterwork capturing a young girl’s quiet strength while dressed to the hilt in what must have been the height of Belle Époque fashion, please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This print has been sold
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