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Thursday 7 March 2024

Auguste Feyen-Perrin’s etching, “Winnowers of Cancale”, 1872

Auguste Feyen-Perrin (aka François Nicolas Augustin Feyen-Perrin) (1826–1888)

“Winnowers of Cancale” (aka “Vanneuses de Cancale”), 1872, artist’s proof before lettering for publication in Paris by Alfred Cadart (1828–1875) as plate numbered 169 to “L'Illustration Nouvelle par une Société de Peintres-Graveurs à l'Eau-Forte”, vol. 4, 1872 (see

Etching on tissue thin buff coloured laid paper with wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 39 x 27.6 cm; (plate) 23.8 x 16 cm; (inner image borderline) 20 x 11.9 cm.

Beraldi 8 (Henri Béraldi 1887, “Les graveurs du XIXe siècle: Guide de l'amateur d'estampes modernes: DORÉ - GAVARD”, vol. 6, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, p. 98, cat. no. 8).

Condition: a richly inked and near flawless proof impression with generously wide margins in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, abrasions, stains or foxing. There is a pencil inscription at the lower edge showing the artist’s name and the title of the print.

I am selling this exceptionally strong, proof-state, lifetime impression before lettering and numbering for publication, for the total cost of AU$257 (currently US$170.31/EUR155.44/GBP132.88 at the time of posting this print) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this marvellous etching capturing, in a freeze-framed endless iconic moment, the stoic work of rural women as they separate chaff from grain—interestingly, Philip Gilbert Hammerton (1876) in “Etching & Etchers” proposes that the artist “has much natural sympathy for the pathos of hard life, especially as it touches women” (p. 226)—please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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