Alexandre Calame (aka Alexandre Calam; Alexandre Calamy) (1810–1864)
“L'Étude du Paysage: No. 113” and “L'Étude du Paysage: No. 154”, 1850, published and printed in a series of 272 lithographs, “L'Étude du Paysage”, by François Delarue (fl. 1850s–1860s) in Paris and also published in London by Moore, Mc Queen & Co (1816–1956), in the second of two volumes in “Collection de modèles élémentaires et gradués formant un cours complet autographié d'après nature” ([transl.] Collection of elementary and graduated models forming a complete autographed after nature course) in 1850 (see https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/calame1850).
Lithographs printed in black ink on heavy wove paper with full margins as published.
Size: (sheet) 26 x 34.9 cm.
Both sheets are signed in the stone by the artist and lettered with publication details: (upper left) “Autographié d'après nature.”; (lower left) “A Calame/ Paris, FRANÇOIS DELARUE, 18, rue J.J. Rousseau.”; (lower centre) “L'ÉTUDE DU PAYSAGE/ par A. Calame”; (lower right) “London, Moore, Mc. Queen & Co., 25 Berners St. Oxf. St.”
Plate 113 is lettered in the stone: (upper right) “No.113”; (lower right) “Imp. Fois Delarue, Paris”.
Plate 154 is lettered in the stone: (upper right) “No.154.”; (lower centre) “Imp. Fois Delarue, 8 rue Larrey, Paris”.
Condition: strong and well-printed impressions with full margins in pristine condition (i.e., there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling).
I am selling these very beautiful lithograph landscapes—presumably from around Savoie (the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region) or possibly the Swiss Alps—designed as drawing models for students to hone their technical skills, for AU$210 in total for the pair (currently US$156.95/EUR134.96/GBP113.80 at the time of posting this print) 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 pair of sensitively rendered scenes where even the shadows are luminous, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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