Adolphe Appian (1818–1898)
“Flottille de Barques Marchandes (Monaco)” (aka “Flotilla of Merchant Boats”) 1872, printed by Alfred Salmon (fl.1863–1894) and published in the “Gazette des Beaux-Arts” (1st July, 1872, pp. 48–49) in Paris.
Etching on cream chine collé on heavy wove paper with wide margins.
Size: (sheet) 31 x 39 cm; (plate) 14.5 x 23.4 cm; (chine collé) 13.5 x 22.3 cm; (image borderline) 11.2 x 21.1 cm.
Inscribed in plate below the image borderline: (left) “PEINT ET GRAVÉ PAR A. APPIAN/ Gazette des Beaux-Arts.”; (centre) “FLOTTILLE DE BARQUES MARCHANDES (MONACO)”; (right) Imp. A. Salmon _ Paris.”
State ii (of ii) with the addition of publication details.
Curtis & Prouté 34 ii (Atherton Cutiis & Paul Prouté 1968, “Adolphe Appian son Oeuvre Gravé et Lithographié”, Paris, Paul Prouté, [n.p.] cat. no. 34 ii); Jennings 30 (Herbert H Jennings 1925, Adolphe Appian [essay] in “Print Collector’s Quarterly,” vol. 12, no. 1, p. 115, cat. no. 30 [scroll to page115: https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/print_collectors_quarterly1925/0134/scroll]).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “A landscape of the sea near the coast of Monaco: a flotilla of boats, at left; beyond at left, buildings at the foot of the mountains, and at right, a single boat; second state. 1872 Etching” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1931-0105-1).
Condition: a richly inked and well-printed (faultless) impression in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, significant stains or foxing.
I am selling this marvellous etching capturing the soft light of dawn/dusk on a “Flotilla of Merchant Boats” off the coast of Monaco in the late 19th century, for the total cost of AU$312 (currently US$214.61/EUR201.54/GBP177.47 at the time of 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 exceptionally beautiful etching executed by an artist with a strong personal vision (as exemplified by the projected melancholic mood of this print—but this could simply be my reading of it) and a close connection with the Barbizon School, please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This print has been sold