Germaine Garcin (1897–1900s)
“The Flock”, 1920, published by the Societé des Aquafortistes exclusively for the Society’s members as an annual print for 1920 and exhibited at the Salon des Artists Français. Monogramed in plate and hand-signed in ink by the artist at lower right.
Etching printed in a warm black on heavy cream wove paper with small margins (as published?).
Size: (sheet) 28.1 x 38.2 cm; (plate) 24.4 x 32.4 cm; (image borderline) 23.5 x 31.4 cm.
Monogramed with the artist’s initials in plate within the image borderline: (lower right) (ligature monogram) “GG”.
Signed on plate on the lower right. Published by the Societé des Aquafortistes, and exhibited at the Salon des Artists Français.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Planche annuelle publiée par la Societé des Aquafortistes Français pour l’année 1920 et exclusivement réservée à ses Societaires.” (Annual print published by the Society of French Aquafortists for the year 1920 and exclusively reserved for its members.)
Hand inscribed in ink below the image borderline: (left) “183”; (right) “Germanie Garcin”.
Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression with small margins. There are minor stains verso, otherwise the sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, losses, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.
I am selling this hand-signed and superbly executed etching—note how the flowing lines describing the tree at left lend a feeling of animation and how the lightly curving lines behind the herdsman suggest his movement—for the total cost of AU$238 (currently US$166.24/EUR157.96/GBP135.85 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).
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