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Friday 1 September 2023

Gabriel Barlangue’s drypoint, “The Prodigal Son with Swine”, c.1930

Gabriel Barlangue (aka Gabriel Antoine Barlangue) (1874–1955)—a somewhat overlooked French printmaker, painter and illustrator, who studied under Jean-Paul Laurens (1838–1921) and Benjamin Constant (1845–1902), and trained for specialised skills in printmaking with Jean Patricot (1865–1928), Henri-Émile Lefort (1842–1937) and Antonin Jean Delzers (1873–1943) (see:

See Barlangue’s design for the stamp “Jeanne d´Arc” (Joan of Arc) (1929) and its preparatory drawing (including a view of the artist’s distinctive signature):

“The Prodigal Son with Swine”, c.1930 (based on the date when the artist established his printing workshop at Charenton-le-Pont), a pencil-signed proof.

Drypoint with plate tone on cream wove paper, pencil-signed at lower left, with wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 46.4 x 56.2 cm; (plate) 29.8 x 39.8 cm.

Condition: a richly inked and near faultless impression with generously wide margins. There are minor marks recto and surface staining verso, otherwise the sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this superbly strong and skilfully wiped impression of a poetically beautiful drypoint—note how the looming downpour of rain gives added visual expression to the body-language of misery expressed by the young man—for a total cost of AU$313 (currently US$209.21/EUR189.29/GBP166.63 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 exceptionally rare, large, pencil-signed and visually arresting drypoint, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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