Sunday, 30 June 2019
Eugène Bléry's etching, “Le ruisseau au petit chêne”, 1849
Eugène Bléry (aka Alexandre Stanislas Eugène Bléry) (1805–1887)
“Le ruisseau au petit chêne” (The small oak stream) (aka “Le petit ruisseau” [The Little Brook]), 1849, plate 8 from the series eight landscape views, “8 Eaux-Fortes Gravées sur Nature” (see the folio and images of all the prints in the series at the National Gallery of Art, Washington: https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.79530.html).
Etching on light grey chine collé (China paper) on heavy wove paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 19.4 x 15.1 cm; (chine colllé) 15 x 11 cm; (plate) 14.8 x 10.8 cm.
Inscribed on plate on upper edge: (right of centre) “EBléry. / 1849”; (right) “8”.
State ii (of ii).
Beraldi 1885-92 75 (Henri Beraldi 1885, “Les Graveurs du dix-neuvième siècle”, 12 vols plus supplement, Paris); IFF 94 (Département des Estampes 1930, “Inventaire du Fonds, Français: graveurs du XVIIe siècle”, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Landscape with in the centre foreground a stream; a forest in the background; rocks in the right foreground; finished state with letters.”
Condition: Richly inked and well-printed impression laid upon a support sheet of fine archival/millennium quality washi paper. The sheet is in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or significant signs of use).
I am selling this small remarkably beautiful etching—one of Bléry's finest (to my eyes)—that is the final plate in his landscape series of views around Dampierre (France), for AU$278 in total (currently US$195.24/EUR171.63/GBP153.73 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing this glowing vision of a steam in a dense forest, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This print has been sold