Henri Lefort (aka Henri Émile Lefort) (1852–1916)
“Low Tide” (“Marée Basse” [Beraldi title]) (aka “Le Soir à Marée Basse”), 1875, after the painting of the same composition by Jules Dupré (aka Jules Louis Dupré) (1811–1889), published in 1895 in Paris by Georges Petit as an original etching to René Mazeroy’s “La Mer.”
Etching on cream wove paper, backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 26.8 x 37.1 cm; (plate) 22.6 x 28 cm; (image borderline) 17.5 x 23.8 cm.
Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (lower left corner) “Jules Dupré”.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “J Dupré pinxt.”; (right) Lefort sculpt.”
Beraldi 2 (Henri Béraldi 1889, “Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle: Guide de l'Amateur d'Estampes Modernes”, vol. IX, Paris, Librairie L Conquet, p. 85, cat. no. 2 [Planches pour Publication d’Art]).
Condition: a richly inked and well-printed (near faultless) impression with margins and laid onto a sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet is in a very good condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.
I am selling this poetically beautifully etching executed in a cross-hatched web of exceptionally fine lines showing two sailboats stranded at low tide and silhouetted against a sunset with the sun peeping through billowing clouds, for AU$198 (currently US$144.24/EUR127/GBP106.87 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 amazingly fine etching, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.