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Tuesday 27 June 2023

Charles Guérin’s colour lithograph, “Sirène”, c1898

Charles Guérin (aka Charles-François-Prosper Guérin) (1875–1939)

“Sirène” (Siren/Mermaid), c1898 (BM: 1897–99), an original colour lithograph, printed and published in Paris by Ferdinand Champenois (aka Champenois & Cie; Imprimerie Champenois) (fl. 1859–1927), from the series, “L'Estampe Moderne” (Numéro 21, janvier 1899; see the marvellous article from “Adventures in the Print Trade” giving insights about the publication of the series: Signed in the stone with the artist’s monogram at lower left. Note that the blindstamp (Lugt 2790) of the series featuring of a woman's head in a circle has been trimmed off.

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “In the foreground, a smiling mermaid, three quarter length, facing front, resting against a large rock; in the background two birds, the sea, other rocks and the sky” (

Colour lithograph on heavy wove paper.

Size: (sheet) 35 x 29 cm; (image borderline) 18.2 x 24 cm.

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression trimmed with large margins, but with loss of the “L'Estampe Moderne” blindstamp. Beyond a soft fold at upper left the sheet is in a very good condition with no tears, holes, abrasions, stains or foxing.

I am selling this beautifully luminous original colour lithograph from the close of the 19th century for the total cost of AU$247 (currently US$165.09/EUR149.38/GBP131.49 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 very beautiful lithograph, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy. 

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