Saturday 24 November 2018
Charles-François Daubigny’s etching, “Moonrise”, 1861
Charles-François Daubigny (aka Charles Daubigny) (1817–1878)
“Moonrise” (aka “Lever de Lune”), 1861, published as plate 47 in “Les chefs-d’œuvre” (as lettered on plate), printed by Chardon-Wittmann (fl.c.1884–90).
Etching and drypoint on chine collé on wove paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 21.9 x 30.5 cm; (chine collé) 13.7 x 19.6 cm; (image borderline) 9.5 x 16.7 cm
Inscribed on the plate below the image borderline: (left) “Daubigny"
Lettered below the image borderline: (left) “Les chefs-d’œuvre–47.”; (centre) “LEVER DE LUNE”; (right) “Imp. Chardon-Wittmann.”
vii (of vii) with addition of publication details of “Les chefs-d’œuvre” (not documented by Melot) after erasure of printer details for Salmon of state vi.
Melot 1981 D 98 (Michel Melot 1981, "Graphic Art of the Pre-Impressionists”, Harry N. Abrams, New York, p. 280).
Melot (1981) advises that this print reproduces the “painting Daubigny exhibited in the Salon of 1861 (no. 794), engraved for publication in the ‘Gazette des Beaux-Arts’ on that occasion.” (p. 280).
Condition: richly-inked and well-printed impression with generous margins in excellent/pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing). The print has been laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
I am selling this hauntingly poetic etching with homely twin columns of chimney smoke rising from cottages in the distance, for the total cost of AU$196 (currently US$141.89/EUR125.07/GBP110.69 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).
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