Rodolphe Piguet (aka Rodolphe Piquet) (1840-1915)
“A Woman with a Child Carrying a Large Parcel on a Wet Street” (descriptive title only), c1885, signed on the plate by the artist.
Drypoint on cream laid paper trimmed along the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 10.2 x 12.8 cm.
Inscribed on plate: (lower right of centre) “R Piguet”.
Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression, trimmed along the platemark and laid onto a support of fibred washi paper laid onto an additional sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet is in a good condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing, but there is a slight dustiness to the surface.
I am selling this small but exceptionally beautiful drypoint by an artist known for the technical brilliance of his drypoint prints for a total cost of AU$198 (currently US$153.38/EUR127.19/GBP109.84 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 tiny drypoint masterwork capturing not only the icy chill of being out on the street in inclement weather, but also the awkwardness of the young girl shown in the foreground as she “battles” with a large parcel that partly obscures her view and the height of Belle Époque fashion shown by the grand hat and fur worn by her very attractive mother, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This print has been sold