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Monday 15 August 2022

Charles Maldant’s etching, “Une Rue a Chalon-Sur-Saone", 1906

Charles Maldant (1836-1915)

“Une Rue a Chalon-Sur-Saone", 1906, published in “Revue de l’Art ancient et moderne” (1906), printed by Ch. Wittmann (fl. 1891–1907) in Paris.

According to the article accompanying this etching when it was published in 1906 in the “Revue de l’Art ancient et moderne”, 1906, Maldant was a somewhat unknown artist who lived a provincial life around Savigny-lès-Beaune in the Côte-d'Or without seeking the limelight of Paris (see,_juillet_1906.djvu/117). Although largely self-taught, Maldant’s experience of using a reed pen and Indian ink for drawing seems clear in the bold patterning of darks in this etching.

Etching with plate tone on laid paper (watermarked “CH WITTMANN”) with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 29.3 x 22.1 cm; (plate) 21.1 x 14.7 cm; (image borderline) 18.1 x 11.2 cm.

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline along the lower edge: (left) “C. M.”; (right) “Chalon S/ Saone”.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (centre) “imp. Ch. Wittmann”.

Condition: a strong and well-printed (near flawless) impression in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this marvellous etching capturing the bold pattern of shadows in the beautiful timber-framed houses of Chalon-sur-Saône in France, for the total cost of AU$186 (currently US$131.43/EUR128.40/GBP108.59 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.

If you are interested in purchasing this remarkable etching, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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