Sunday 29 December 2019
Félix-Elie Regamey's etching, “Le Bal de L'Opéra vu de L’Amphithéatre”, 1873
Félix-Elie Regamey (1844–1907)
“Le Bal de L'Opéra vu de L’Amphithéatre” (The opera ball seen from the amphitheatre), 1873, illustration to page 41 of Richard Lesclide’s (1825–1892), “Paris à L'Eau-Forte”, No. 6 (?), published in 1873 in Paris by Alfred Cadart (1828–1875) and printed in an edition of 100 copies by Auguste Delâtre (aka Auguste Marie Delâtre) (1822–1907).
Etching on fine wove paper (China) trimmed with a small margin around the image borderline (as published in an edition of 100 impressions) and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 13.8 x 8.7 cm; (image borderline) 13 x 7.9 cm.
Signed by the artist on plate within the image borderline at lower right corner.
Condition: an excellent strong impression, trimmed with small margins around the image borderline as published. There are replenished chips to the margins and the sheet is laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
I am selling this small and unusual etching featuring a bird’s-eye view looking through blazingly bright chandeliers to the action on a ballroom below, for AU$197 in total (currently US$137.54/EUR123.02/GBP105.16 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).
If you are interested in acquiring this curiously wonderful etching executed at the time in Paris when interest in the effects of light and Japanese prints was at its peak, 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