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Monday 12 July 2021

Francisque de Saint-Étienne’s etching, “Fastigiate Trees with an Arch in the Middle Distance”, c1850

Francisque de Saint-Étienne (aka Francisc de Saint-Étienne; Louis Francisc Hippolyte Bessodes de Roquefeuille; Francisque Bessodes de Saint-Étienne) (1824–1885)

“Fastigiate Trees with an Arch in the Middle Distance” (descriptive title only), c1850, printed by Auguste Delâtre (aka Auguste Marie Delâtre) (1822–1907) in Paris.

Etching with pale plate tone on heavy wove paper.

Size: (sheet) 34.3 x 25.3 cm; (plate) 20.6 x 13.4 cm; (image borderline) 20.2 x 13 cm.

Inscribed (almost illegible) in plate below the image borderline: (left) “[…] Aug Delatre F […]”

The British Museum offers the following description of this print (no image on website):

“Landscape with tall trees in the foreground, and in the background, left, an arch” (

Condition: a near faultless impression in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this beautifully rendered landscape—note the freshness of the linework and close observation of the trees that (to my eyes) exemplifies the spirit of the Barbizon movement—for AU$212 (currently US$158.07/EUR133.36/GBP114.07at 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 purchasing this superb etching that is seldom seen on the art market, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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