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Thursday 29 September 2022

Théodule Ribot’s etching and drypoint with aquatint, “Still Life with Dead Chicken”, 1878

Théodule Ribot (Théodule Augustin Ribot) (1823–1891)

“Still Life with Dead Chicken” (aka “Stilleven met dode kip”; “Nature morte” [published title]), 1878, artist’s proof (number 3) signed in ink by the artist with dedication to the French art critic and writer with whom Ribot collaborated (see Beraldi, vol. XI, p. 196), Louis de Fourcaud (aka Louis Jean Olivier Marie de Boussès de Fourcaud) 1851–1914), before lettering with title and publication details for Veuve Cadart (fl.1875–1882) (aka Alfred Cadart [1828–1875]) in Paris.

Etching with drypoint and aquatint on laid paper with wide margins and inscribed in ink by the artist: “3ème épreuve à mon ami De Fourcaud Th. Ribot” (3rd test to my friend De Fourcaud Th. Ribot).

Size: (sheet) 24.7 x 34.9 cm; (plate) 19.6 x 27.5 cm; (image borderline) 13.3 x 22.4 cm.

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (lower right corner) “t. Ribot”.

State i (of ii?) before lettering with title and publication details

The Rijksmuseum offers a description of this print:   

See also the insights about Ribot offered by Henri Béraldi (1891), “Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle: Guide de l'Amateur d'Estampes Modernes”, vol. XI, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, pp. 195–96.

Condition: a richly inked and near faultless impression with generously wide margins. Beyond faint spots of foxing, the sheet is in a good condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this very strong hand-inscribed in ink artist’s proof (before lettering) showing a plucked and extended chicken prepared for cooking, for AU$356 (currently US$230.18/EUR238.07/GBP213.15 at the time of posting this print) 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 graphically powerful etching executed with great confidence and economy of line, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

Note that I have listed another etching by Ribot that is (surprisingly) still available: “Paysanne de l'Ukraine”, 1886 (see 

This print has been sold

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