(pseud.) Henriette Browne (aka Sophie de Bouteillier [the artist’s true name]; [pseud.] Mme Jules de Saux;) (1829–1901)
“La Consolation”, 1867, after a painting by Henriette Browne, printed by Alfred Salmon (aka Adolphe Ardail; Salmon & Ardail; Alfred Fortuné Salmon) (fl.1863–1894) and published in Paris in 1867 in the art periodical, “Gazette des Beaux-Arts”, opposite page 334 (see https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k203087m/f354.item).
Etching on wove paper with margins as published.
Size: (sheet) 27.5 x 17.8 cm; (plate) 19.9 x 13 cm; (image borderline) 17.3 x 10.9 cm.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “HENRIETTE BROWNE PINX. ET SCULP./ Gazette des Beaux-Arts.”; (centre) “LA CONSOLATION”; (right) “Imp. A. Salmon, Paris.”
Beraldi 8 (Henri Beraldi 1886, “Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècke; guide de l'amateur d'estampes modernes”, vol. 4, Paris, L Conquet, p. 20, cat. no. 8)
Note: Beraldi proposes that his listing of Henriette Browne’s prints is complete with a total number of only 14 plates and offers the following description of this print: (transl.) “little girl weeping, consoled by a little boy” (p. 20). Interestingly, the British Museum has no etchings by this remarkable artist, nevertheless, the BM has five reproductive prints by other artists after artworks by Henriette Browne who specialised in Middle Eastern genre scenes.
Condition: a strong and well-printed impression in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling.
I am selling this rare and very beautiful etching by one the few published female printmakers of 19th century for AU$226 in total (currently US$140.09/EUR144.07/GBP125.30 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 sensitively executed and insightful etching of a young boy consoling his sister who cries next to what I assume is her strapped bundle of school books and discarded hat, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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