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Tuesday 31 October 2023

Charles Waltner’s drypoint, “Une Liseuse”, 1899

Charles Waltner (aka Charles Albert Waltner) (1846–1925)

“Une Liseuse” (The Reader) (MAH title) (aka “Lezende Dame in Chaise Longue in een Interieur” [Rijksmuseum title]; “Lady Reading on a Chaise Longue”), 1899 (date as inscribed on this impression by the artist), artist’s proof on parchment with remarque below the image at left, hand-signed and dated in ink by the artist before lettering, printing and publication by the Société des Amis de l'Eau-forte (1897–c.1930).

Etching (soft-ground?) and drypoint on parchment with a remarque, hand-signed and dated in ink.

Size: (sheet) 39.5 x 47.2 cm; (plate) 33.4 x 41.5 cm; (image borderline) 29.7 x 41 cm.

Signed and dated in ink below the image borderline at lower right: “Waltner 1899”.

State i (of ii) a lifetime proof-state impression before lettering for publication.

See the descriptions of this print offered by the Musée d'art et d'histoire and the Rijksmuseum:;

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression with wide margins. There are marks in the margins, ripples and general darkening with dots of oxidation; otherwise, there are no tears, holes, folds or significant stains.

I am selling this large and magnificently rich impression that is a hand-signed artist’s proof by one of the major reproductive etchers of the nineteenth century and executed with the subtlest of touches, for the total cost of AU$335 (currently US$223.91/EUR202.60/GBP178.34 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.

This print has been sold 

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