Thursday, 27 December 2018
Alfred-Alexandre Delauney’s huge etching, “View of the Amiens Cathedral”, 1882
Alfred-Alexandre Delauney (1830–1895)
“Samarobriva Ambianum Amiens” (as inscribed on plate) (aka “View of the Amiens Cathedral”; “La cathédrale d’Amiens”), 1882 (as dated on plate), proof impression before lettering with publication details. (Note: I have been unable to find another example of this gigantic etching in any of the online museum repositories and so this print may never have been published.)
Etching on chine collé China paper laid on ivory wove paper with wide margins backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 88 x 63 cm; (plate) 62 x 48.3 cm; (chine collé) 60.1 x 46.5 cm; (image borderline) 56.1 x 44.4 cm
Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (lower right corner) “SAMAROBRIVA AMBIANUM AMIENS”.
Inscribed on plate below the image borderline: (left) “Delauney del et Scul[p] 1882”
Proof impression before the addition of publication details and lettered title (presuming that there may be other impressions of this rare etching and at present no other example of this print is recorded as held by online repositories).
Condition: proof state richly inked and faultless impression but with minor chips, tears, losses and signs of handling to the outer edge of the wide margins. The sheet is backed with a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
I am selling this huge, rare and technically breathtaking proof-state 19th century masterpiece of etching for AU$487 (currently US$343.22/EUR301.28/GBP271.15 at the time of posting this print) including 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 awe inspiring, crowd stopping etching, please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
Note that I have previous listed another gigantic etching of a cathedral, “View of the Cologne Cathedral” by Delauney: https://www.printsandprinciples.com/2018/10/alfred-alexandre-delauneys-huge-etching.html
This print has been sold as well as the earlier cathedral print by Delauney