Marcel Blairat (1849–1891)
“Etude à Ville d'Avray” (aka “View of a Pond” [MET title]), 1873, published and printed by Alfred Cadart (1828–1875) in 1873 in Paris as plate no. 192 to “L'Illustration nouvelle par une société de peintres-graveurs à l'eau-forte”, vol. 5; see https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b85276003/f1 & https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b85276003/f18.item.
Etching with pale plate tone on laid paper with wide margins.
Size: (sheet) 45.9 x 31 cm; (plate) 23.9 x 15.8 cm; (image borderline) 21.6 x 13.7 cm.
Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (upper centre) “Blairat”.
Numbered in plate above the image borderline: (right) “192.”
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “M.Blairat, del. et sculp.”; (centre) “ETUDE À VILLE D'AVRAY.”; (right) “A.CADART Edit,Imp. Rue Nve des Mathurins,58,Paris.”
IFF 2 (Département des Estampes 1930–, “Inventaire du Fonds Français après 1800”, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, p. 467, cat. no. 2).
See also the description of this print (before lettering for publication) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/696651?ft=Blairat&offset=0&rpp=40&pos=1.
Condition: a richly inked and well-printed (near faultless) impression in pristine condition.
I am selling this poetically beautiful etching epitomising the lean towards Japanese aesthetics in late 19th century France, for AU$203 in total (currently US$146.43/EUR138.25/GBP116.99 at the time of posting 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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