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Friday 17 May 2024

Adolphe Martial Potémont, “Sous Bois”, 1873, after Narcisse Diaz de la Peña

Adolphe Martial Potémont (aka Adolphe Martial; Adolphe Théodore Jules Martial Potémont) (1828–1883)

“Sous Bois” (undergrowth), 1873, after a painting of the same composition by Narcisse Diaz de la Peña (aka Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña) (1807–1876), printed in Paris by Alfred Salmon (aka Adolphe Ardail; Salmon & Ardail; Alfred Fortuné Salmon) (fl.1863–1894). This etching was initially printed by Alfred Cadart (1828–1875) in Paris as an illustration to the art periodical, “Gazette des Beaux-Arts”, 1st April, 1873, between pages 374 and 375.

Etching on fine wove paper, trimmed with a narrow margin around the platemark and backed with a support sheet providing wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 18.1 x 20.4 cm; (platemark) 16.3 x 19.7 cm; (image borderline) 13.5 x 16.5 cm.

Lettered in plate above the image borderline: (centre [indistinct]) “Diaz”.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Martial sc.”; (centre) “Sous Bois.”; (right) “Imp A Salmon, Paris.”

Beraldi 26-6 (Henri Béraldi 1891, “Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle: Guide de l'Amateur d'Estampes Modernes: PILLEMENT– SAINT-ÈVRE”, vol. XI, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, p. 36, cat. no. 26 [“Reproductions diverses”, no. 6]).

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression, trimmed with narrow margin around the image platemark and laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper providing wide margins. The sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this very beautiful etching showing a figure with two dogs relaxing in the undergrowth and dappled light of what is possibly the Fontainebleau Forest (see Narcisse Diaz de la Peña’s “The Forest of Fontainebleau” []), for AU$197 in total (currently/approximately US$131.90/ EUR121.32/ GBP103.81 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries. Note that payment is in Australian dollars (AU$197) as this is my currency.

If you are interested in purchasing this finely etched landscape exemplifying the interest at the time in France in light and atmosphere heralding the dawn of Impressionism, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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