Félix Bracquemond (aka Joseph Auguste Félix Bracquemond) (1833–1914)
“Portrait de Femme” (aka “Madame Granger”), 1867, after a drawing dated 1811 of the wife of the painter Jean Pierre Granger [1779–1840) by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867), printed by Alfred Salmon (1863–1894) and published in Paris in 1867 as insert between pages 426 and 427 in “La Gazette des Beaux-Arts”, vol. 22, (see https://archive.org/details/gazettedesbeauxa22pari/page/n444/mode/2up).
Drypoint with etching on buff coloured chine collé on wove paper, trimmed with small margins around he platemark and backed with a heavy support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 25.5 x 16.8 cm; (plate [soft]) 24 x 15.5 cm; (chine collé) 21.9 x 14.9 cm; (image borderline) 21.2 x 14.1 cm.
Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (lower left corner) “1811”.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “INGRES DEL./ Gazette des Beaux-Arts.”; (centre) “PORTRAIT DE FEMME”; (right) “BRACQUEMOND SCULP./ Imp. A. Salmon, Paris.”
Beraldi, III.56.iv (Henri Béraldi 1885–1892, “Les graveurs du XIXe siècle: Guide de l'amateur d'estampes modernes, vol. 12, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, p. 32, cat. no. 56); IFF III.370.211.iv (Jean Adhémar & Jacques Lethève 1954, “Inventaire du Fonds Francais Après 1800”, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, p. 370, cat. no. 211).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print from its second state:
“three-quarter length portrait of young woman to left, arms folded resting on each other, head to front; after Ingres. 1867 Etching and drypoint” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1923-0714-184 ).
See also the description of this print in its first state offered by the Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/384002; and in its final state offered by the Harvard Art Museums: https://hvrd.art/o/270156.
Condition: a well-printed impression trimmed with a narrow margin around the platemark and laid upon a heavy archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper. Beyond minor marks (see for example the spot near the figure’s left hand) and a pin hole near the figure’s wrists, the sheet is in a good condition with no tears, folds, abrasions or significant stains.
I am selling this very sensitively executed drypoint rendering of Ingres' drawing, for AU$248 (currently US$188.42/EUR157.82/GBP135.75 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.
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