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Monday 29 May 2023

Auguste-Hilaire Léveillé’s wood-engraving, “Saint Jean-Baptiste”, 1898, after Rodin

Auguste-Hilaire Léveillé (1840–1900)

“Saint Jean-Baptiste”, 1898, wood-engraving after the bronze, “Buste de Saint Jean-Baptiste”, 1879, by Auguste Rodin (aka Pierre Auguste Rodin) (1840–1917) in the Musée du Luxembourg, printed by H. de Banos (fl.c1898–1904 [and later?])  and published in the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1st May 1898, inserted between pages 422 and 423.

Wood-engraving printed in black on buff coloured wove paper with full margins backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 27 x 18.2 cm; (image borderline) 20.8 x 14.6 cm.

lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Rodin inv./ GAZETTE DES BEAUX-ARTS”; (centre) “SAINT JEAN-BAPTISTE/ (Musée du Luxembourg)”; (right) “Léveillé sc./ Imp. H. DE BANOS”.

Condition: a strong and well-printed (near faultless) impression showing little or no sign of wear to the printing plate. The sheet is in a near pristine condition and laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper.

I am selling this incredibly finely executed wood-engraving after Rodin’s sculpture, for AU$186 (currently US$124.32/EUR112.49/GBP99.02 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 engraved tonal translation of Rodin’s sculpture into a web of fine lines, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

Note that I have listed another wood-engraving by Léveillé after Rodin that is still available at the time of this listing:

This print has been sold 

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