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Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Auguste Brouet’s etching, “Waiter in a Restaurant”, early 1900s

Auguste Brouet (1872–1941)

“Waiter in a Restaurant” (descriptive title only and I may be reading the scene incorrectly), early 1900s (possibly c1904 based on stylistic treatment shown in “Portrait of Spies”, 1904 [see]), unsigned proof before lettering.

This may be a very rare proof as it is not described in the online (but incomplete) catalogue of Brouet’s etchings:

Etching on heavy buff coloured wove paper.

Size: (sheet) 32.3 x 24 cm; (plate) 19.4 x 13.9 cm.

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

I am selling this rapidly executed etching exemplifying the artist’s skill and confidence in capturing a scene with a minimal number of strokes, for AU$298 (currently US$201.14/EUR193.26/GBP169.90 at the time of posting this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) 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 exceptionally rare proof state impression exemplifying the amazing draughtsmanship that excited earlier writers that Brouet might be the future Rembrandt, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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