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Saturday 13 August 2022

Chiquet’s etching and engraving, “Renommée”, c1900, after Louis-Ernest Barrias

Eugène Marie Louis Chiquet (1863–1942)

Renommée”, c1900, after Louis-Ernest Barrias’(1841–1905) silver and ivory statuette, “La Renommée”, c1890 (given to Victor Hugo but destroyed in a fire) with editioned copies by the foundry, Susse Frères (fl. 1839–1970s), in 1896, published in Paris in “La Revue de L'Art Ancien et Moderne”.

Etching and engraving printed in two colours (ochre and blue-black) on cream wove paper with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 28.9 x 21.2 cm; (plate) 22.6 x 16 cm.

Lettered in plate along the lower edge: (left) “E. Barrias inv./ Revue de l’Art ancient et moderne”; (centre) “RENOMMÉE/ Statuette en argent et ivoire”; (right) “Eug. Chiquet sc.”

Condition: a strong impression with full margins as published. Beyond minor toning to the edges the sheet is in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this exceptionally fine colour etching showing Louis-Ernest Barrias’ statuette of the personification of fame that the sculptor gave to Victor Hugo (now destroyed in a fire), for the total cost of AU$247 (currently US$175.98/EUR171.56/GBP144.97 at the time of posting this print) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but no (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this remarkable etching—note the delicacy of the printer’s touch to merge the two colours and (importantly) to wipe away the residue colour from the surface of the plate so that the impression would be perfect—please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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