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Friday 10 May 2024

Félix Bracquemond, “La Toilette”, 1873, after Corot

Félix Bracquemond (aka Joseph Auguste Félix Bracquemond) (1833–1914)

“La Toilette” (The Bath), 1873, after Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot’s (1796–1875) painting, “Landscape with Figures” (aka “La Toilette”) (1859) in a private collection (see,_1859.jpg), published with the cover sheet showing this etching (with drypoint) as plate XXXII (32) in “Galerie Durand-Ruel”.

Etching with drypoint printed with pale plate tone on fine cream laid paper with full margins as published along with the original cover sheet.

Size: (sheet) 29.4 x 19.3 cm; (platemark [soft]) 17.9? x 10.3? cm; (image borderline) 15 x 7.7 cm.

Numbered in plate above the image borderline: (right) “32”.

State iii (of iii) as published under number 32 of the Durand-Ruel Gallery (see Beraldi, vol III, p. 108).

IFF 345 (Jean Laren 1942, “Inventaire du Fonds Français après 1800”, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Département des Estampes, vol. 3, pp. 379-80, cat. no. 345, no. 32 [see]): Beraldi 337.III (Henri Béraldi 1885, “Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle: Guide de l'Amateur d'Estampes Modernes: BRACQUEMOND”, vol. III, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, p. 108, cat. no. 337.III).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “In a wood, at the foot of tall trees, a woman stands, dressing a young woman who has just bathed; both women sit before a small river; both women are engaged with arranging the naked woman's hair; beyond at right, a third woman leaning against a tree, reading; after Corot. 1873/ Etching and drypoint” (

Condition: a strong and well-printed (faultless) impression with full margins as published and the original cover sheet. Both sheets are in a pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, significant stains or signs of handling.

I am selling this superb etching showing Bracquemond’s translation of Corot’s painting into line for AU$248 in total (currently/approximately US$164.79/ EUR152.11/ GBP130.81 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$248) as this is my currency.

If you are interested in purchasing this small but dazzlingly beautiful etching with its original cover sheet in a pristine condition, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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