Sunday, 6 January 2019
Adolphe Appian’s etching, “Punter on the shore of Lake Bourget”, 1866
Adolphe Appian (aka Jacques Barthélémy Appian) (1818–1898)
“Bords du Lac du Bourget” (Banks of Lake Bourget) (aka “Punter on the shore of Lake Bourget” [Rijksmuseum]), 1866, published in Paris by Cadart & Luce (1867–1870/1) in “Gazette des Beaux-Arts” and printed by Auguste Delâtre (1822–1907).
Etching with light plate tone on chine collé on cream-coloured laid paper with full margins as published backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 18.1 x 27.3 cm; (plate) 16.1 x 24 cm; (chine collé) 12.8 x 21.2 cm; (image borderline) 12.4 x 20.7 cm
Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (upper left) “APPIAN. 1866”.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “Gazette des Beaux-Arts.”; (centre) “BORDS DU LAC DU BOURGET/ Imp.Delâtre, Paris.”; (right) “A.Appian pinxt. et sculpt.”
State ii (of ii) with publication details.
Proutê 1968 21.II (Atherton Curtis & Paul Proutê 1968, “Adolphe Appian, son oeuvre grave et lithographie”, Paris, Paul Proute, n.p., cat.nr. 21); Jennings 18
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See also the description of this print offered by National Gallery of Art:
Condition: richly inked and crisp impression with full margins as published. The sheet is in an excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, folds, holes, abrasions, significant stains—there is light age-toning/darkening at the edges of the sheet—or foxing) backed with a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
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