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Friday 13 January 2023

Pierre Guillaume Metzmacher’s etching, “L'Odalisque”, c1850, after Ingres

Pierre Guillaume Metzmacher (1815–c1872)

L'Odalisque”, c1850 (1830–1872 [BM dates]), after Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’ (1780–1867) painting “Grande Odalisque”, 1814, in the collection of the Musée du Louvre (see, published in Paris as plate 67 in the art periodical, “L’Artiste”.

Etching with engraving on fine pale cream chine collé on wove paper with “L’Artiste” blind stamp at lower left and backed with a support sheet providing wide margins

Size: (support sheet) 34 x 41.4 cm; (sheet) 22.1 x 29.6 cm; (plate) 20.8 x 28.1 cm; (image borderline/chine collé) 14.4 x 23.9 cm.

Lettered and numbered in plate beyond the image borderline: (upper centre) “L’ARTISTE”; (upper right corner) “67”; (lower left) “Ingres pinxt.”; (lower centre) “ODALISQUE”; (lower right) “Metzmacher, sc.”

The British Museum offers a description of this print:

The BM also offers a reference for reproductive prints of Ingres’ “L'Odalisque”: Delaborde 75 (Henri Delaborde 1870, “Ingres, sa vie, ses travaux, ses oeuvres”, Paris, Henri Plon, p. 235, cat. no. 75 []).

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression laid upon a sheet of millennium quality washi paper providing wide margins. There is a small restored tear on the upper edge of the image and other minor marks in the margins, otherwise, the sheet is in a good condition with no folds, holes, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this very finely executed and rare etching (with engraving) after Ingres’ famous painting, “Grande Odalisque”, for AU$222 (currently US$154.73/EUR142.70/GBP126.79 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 very beautiful etching seldom seen on the art market—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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