Friday, 29 November 2019
Alfred Alexandre Delauney's etching, “The Water Mill”, 1883, after Meindert Hobbema
Alfred Alexandre Delauney (1830–1895)
“The Water Mill” (Le Moulin a Eau), 1883 (as dated on plate), after Meindert Hobbema’s (1638–1709) painting (1692) in the collection of the Louvre Museum (MI 270; see https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meindert_Hobbema_004.jpg), pencil signed proof impression
Etching on heavy buff-coloured wove paper trimmed along or within the platemark, pencil signed, and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet trimmed slightly unevenly) 59 x 34.4 cm; (image borderline) 47.3 x 38.2 cm.
Inscribed on plate below the image borderline: (left) “Hobbema pin[x]”; (right) “Delauney sc. 1883”.
Signed in pencil below the image borderline: (right) “Delauney”.
Condition: richly inked and well-printed, pencil signed impression with 2.5 cm margins around the image borderline at the top and sides and a 5.8 margin on the lower edge and laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper. The sheet is in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions and foxing) with only a few specks and minor signs of handling in the margins.
I am selling this large, rare and sparklingly luminous etching after the most famous of Hobbema’s paintings featuring the watermill at Singraven in Overijssel—Hobbema must have been fascinated by this mill as he made around three dozen paintings of it—for AU$246 (currently US$166.42/EUR151.01/GBP128.68 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 superbly executed etching capturing the complexity of natural patterns and tonal relationships, such as the way the tree limbs seem to be woven into foliage and how the shapes of shadows in the clouds parallel the shapes of the shadows in the trees, please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This print has been sold