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Wednesday 28 February 2024

Albert Ardail’s etching, “Portrait de Falguière”, 1899, after Rodin

Albert Ardail (1865–1914)

“Portrait de Falguière”—portrait of the French sculptor and painter, Alexandre Falguière (aka Jean Alexandre Joseph Falguière) (1831–1900), 1899, after Auguste Rodin’s (aka François Auguste René Rodin) bronze, “Buste d'Alexandre Falguière”, 1897 (, published in Paris as an illustration facing page 178 to “L'Artiste: journal de la littérature et des beaux-arts”, 1899, vol. 2 (see  

Etching with plate tone printed in umber ink on cream laid paper.

Size: (sheet) 25.5 x 17.4 cm; (plate) 18.5 x 13.3 cm; (image borderline) 17.6 x 12.4 cm.

Inscribed in plate: (lower right) “Alb Ardail/ d'ap. A. Rodin”.

Condition: a strong and well-printed (near flawless) impression in pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or signs of handling.

I am selling this finely executed and very beautiful etching of Rodin’s bronze bust of the sculptor Alexandre Falguière—note that Falguière also executed a bust of Rodin ( during the time that Rodin’s plaster sculpture of Balzac (1898) was rejected and the commission reassigned to Falguière—for the total price of AU$238 (currently US$154.64/EUR143/GBP122.38 at the time of this listing) including Express 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 technically brilliant etching, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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