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Sunday 2 July 2023

Edgar Chahine’s etching with drypoint, “La Vallée Fertile près Monte Oliveto Maggiore”, 1906

Edgar Chahine (1874–1947)

“La Vallée Fertile près Monte Oliveto Maggiore” (“The Fertile Valley near Monte Oliveto Maggiore”—Tuscany, Italy), 1906, from a series of 50 plates, “Les Impressions d'Italie”. This impression was published in Paris by Edmond Sagot 1857–1917) in the art periodical, “La Gazette des Beaux-Arts”, 1st Decembre,1906, between pages 504 and 505.

Etching with drypoint with pale plate tone printed in bistre coloured ink on cream laid paper with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 18 x 27.2 cm; (plate) 10.6 x 21.8 cm.

Signed in plate at lower left: “Edgar Chahine”.

Tabanelli 199 (M.R. Tabanelli 1977, “Edgar Chahine: Catalogue de l'Oeuvre Gravé”, Milan, Mercante di Stampe, cat. no. 199); IFF 90 (Département des Estampes 1939–, “Inventaire du Fonds Français”, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, cat. no. 90).

See also the description of this print offered by the British Museum:

Condition: a strong (near faultless) impression with full margins. The sheet is in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this very beautiful view over a valley famous for its distinctively grey soil from which the area gained its name, Crete Senesi, near the Benedictine monastery, the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore in Tuscany (please forgive me if any of the above details are incorrect), for the total cost of AU$287 (currently US$191.83/EUR173.57/GBP152.79 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 superb etching, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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