Paul Rajon (aka Paul Adolphe Rajon) (1843–1888)
“Ninette”, 1886, an impression before lettering for publication in London by J S Virtue & Co (fl.1820s-1908; James Sprent Virtue [1829–1892]) in “Art Journal”, 1886.
I understand that the title, “Ninette”, was a reference to Jean Baptiste Greuze’s (1725–1805) painting of the same title that was later translated into a lithograph in 1880 by Samuel Cousins (1801–1887) (see https://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/979788 and cat. no. 196 https://archive.org/details/cu31924030670719/page/n249/mode/2up).
Etching with dot roulette and pale plate tone printed in sanguine ink on fine wove paper trimmed along/slightly within the platemark with wide margins.
Size: (sheet) 40.2 x 28.8 cm; (image borderline) 24.3 x 17.8 cm.
Condition: a richly inked (near faultless) impression with generous margins around the image borderline and in a pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.
I am selling this sublimely beautiful etching for AU$256 (currently US$174.83/EUR171.94/GBP145.58 at the time of posting this listing) including Express Mail 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 amazing portrait—note how the artist has “found” the form of the subject’s nose with delicate strokes as if he were constructing a contour map—please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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