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Thursday 4 June 2020

Jules Michelin’s etching and drypoint, “Rivière d’Yères”, 1862

Jules Michelin (1815–1870)

“Rivière d’Yères” (Yeres River), 1862, plate 16 from “Eaux-Fortes Modernes” (Modern Etchings), printed by Auguste Delâtre (aka Auguste Marie Delâtre) (1822–1907) and published in Paris by A. Cadart & F. Chevalier (fl.1861–1863) in November 1862.

Etching and drypoint on heavy laid paper (watermark “A Annonay”) with wide margins.
Size: (sheet) 31.5 x 40.4 cm; (soft platemark) 23.8 x 31.7 cm; (image borderline) 19.6 x 28.3 cm.
Numbered on plate above the image borderline: (right corner) “14.”
Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (lower-right corner) “Michelin 62/ (in reverse) Riviere d'Yères”.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “Jules Michelin sculpt.”; (centre) “RIVIÈRE D’YÈRES./ Paris, Publié par A.CADART & F. CHEVALIER, Éditeurs, Rue Richelieu, 66.”; (right) “Imp. Delâtre, Rue des Feuillantines, 4, Paris.”
State ii (of ii?) with the addition of publication details.

Beraldi 22 (Henri Béraldi 1885–1892, “Les graveurs du XIXe siècle: Guide de l'amateur d'estampes modernes”, vol. X, Librairie L. Conquet, Paris, cat. no. 22, p. 58).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Woodland with river running into the foreground, figure seen on path on far bank”

See also the description of this print offered by the National Gallery of Australia (NGA):

Condition: richly inked and well-printed impression with a generous margin. There is a small (1.5 cm) tear in the margin at upper-right and minor signs of handling, otherwise the sheet is in very good condition for its age (i.e. there are no holes, folds, losses, abrasions or significant stains).

I am selling this exceptional etching sparkling with light and exempliying the artist’s close scrutiny of landscape in the spirit of the Barbizon School, for AU$253 (currently US$174.52/EUR155.79/GBP139.49 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 major etching by Michelin, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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