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Monday 22 May 2023

Achille Isidore Gilbert’s etching with drypoint, “La Dentellière”, 1883, after Vermeer

Achille Isidore Gilbert (1828–1899)

La Dentellière” (aka “The Lacemaker”; “De Kantwerkster”; “La Brodeuse”), 1883, after Johannes Vermeer’s (1632–1675) painting “The Lacemaker” (c1669–71) in the collection of the Musée du Louvre, Paris, printed by Lemercier (fl.1827–1899) and published in Paris in the art periodical, “Gazette des Beaux-Arts”, 1st September 1883, between pages 214 and 215.

Etching with drypoint on laid paper with full margins as published, backed with a support sheet providing wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 27.9 x 18.1 cm; (image borderline) 16.6 x 13.7 cm.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “VAN DER MEER PINX./ Gazette des Beaux-Arts”; (centre) “LA DENTELLIÈRE/ (Musée du Louvre)”; (right) “A. GILBERT SCULP./ Imp. Lemercier et Cie. Paris”.

Beraldi 80 (Henri Beraldi 1888, “Les Graveurs du Dix-Neuvième Siècle: Gavarni–Guérard”, vol. 7, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, p. 131, cat. no 80 [“La Brodeuse”]).

Condition: a strong and well-printed (near faultless) impression with full margins as published. The sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains and is laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this beautiful translation of Vermeer’s famous painting into line, for a total cost of AU$233 (currently US$155.74/EUR140.91/GBP124.04 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this finely executed etching (with drypoint) after Vermeer, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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