Auguste Lepère (aka Louis Auguste Lepère) (1849–1918)
“In the Flooded Marsh: The Shepherd” (“Au Marais Inondé: Le Berger”), 1892 (pub. 1911?). This impression is from the recut plate of larger rectangular composition originally featuring a mother and child at left and signed in the plate at lower left and now signed in the plate at upper right; see https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.8469.html.
Drypoint (and etching?), with pale plate tone printed in a warm black ink on wove (Japan) paper with margins as published.
Size: (sheet) 30.4 x 22.6 cm; (plate/image) 17.9 x 17.2 cm.
Inscribed in plate: (upper right corner) “A.Lepere.”
Texier-Bernier 394 (G M Texier-Bernier 1931 “Auguste Lepere: Peintre et Graveur”, Paris, cat. no. 394 [http://www.artoftheprint.com/artistpages/lepere_auguste_louis_aumaraisinondeleberger.htm].
See also the description of this print offered by the Yale University: https://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/14240.
Condition: a richly inked and well-printed (near faultless) impression in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing.
I am selling this superb drypoint showing a shepherd ferrying three sheep in a narrow boat across flooded marshlands, for the total cost of AU$237 (currently US$172.10/EUR146.87/GBP125.80 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.
If you are interested in purchasing this wonderful example of confident and loose/free drypoint drawing, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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