Henri Guérard (aka Henri Charles Guérard; Henri-Charles Guérard) (1846–97)
“Un Bar aux Folies-Bergère” (aka “A Bar at the Folies-Bergère”), 1884, after Édouard Manet’s (1832–1883) famous painting executed in 1882 and in the collection of the Courtauld Gallery (since 1934), printed by L Eudes (fl.1876–1888) and published in the “Gazette des Beaux-Arts”, 1884.
Etching on laid paper with small margins around the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 18.2 x 22 cm; (plate) 16.8 x 21.2 cm; (image borderline) 14 x 18.9 cm.
Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (lower left) “H. GUERARD dapres MANET.”
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Manet pinx./ Gazette des Beaux-Arts.”; (centre) “UN BAR AUX FOLIES-BERGÈRE”; (right) “H. Guerard sc./ Imp. Eudes.”
Condition: a strong and well-printed impression with small margins laid upon a support of millennium quality washi paper to provide generous margins. The sheet is in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing.
I am selling this etched translation of Manet’s final great masterpiece for the total cost of AU$230 (currently US$160.75/EUR157.18/GBP131.97 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing this amazing translation of Manet’s colour, tone and brushstrokes into etched lines—note how Guérard found equivalent lines to represent the difference between the barmaid and her reflection with all its visual ambiguities in the mirror behind her and, even more fascinating, how Guérard was able to portray the haze of cigarette smoke as a reflection—please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
Note that this is the second copy of this print that I have listed. The previous copy has been sold.