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Saturday 15 August 2020

Adolphe Appian’s etching, “Entrée du Village d’Artemare (Ain),” 1880

Adolphe Appian (1818–1898)

“Entrée du Village d’Artemare (Ain)” (aka “Falu Vége”), 1880, plate 8 to the volume of 124 plates showcasing four years of “L'Eau-Forte” (1878-81) published by Alfred Cadart (aka Veuve Cadart; Célonie Sophie [Veuve] Cadart) (1828–1875) in Paris in 1881 (see the description of the frontispiece to this publication at the British Museum:

Etching and drypoint with pale plate tone on cream laid paper with wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 36.3 x 51.2 cm; (plate) 19 x 25.3 cm; (image borderline) 12.4 x 20 cm.

Numbered on plate above the image borderline: (right) “8.”

Inscribed within the image borderline: (upper-left corner) “APPIAN 1880”.

Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “A. Appian,pinx. et sc.”; (centre) “ENTREÉ DU VILLAGE D’ARTEMARE (Ain)” (note that the problematic acute accent [accent aigu] on the last letter “é” rather than the more usual placement in the word [“Entrée”] is as shown on plate); (right) “Vve A,Cadart,Edit.Imp.56,Bard Haussmann, Paris.”

State ii (of iii) before Cadart’s address is deleted in state iii.

Curtis & Prouté 58ii (Atherton Cutiis & Paul Prouté 1968, “Adolphe Appian son Oeuvre Gravé et Lithographié”, Paris, Paul Prouté, cat. no. 58), Jennings 54 (Herbert H Jennings 1925, “Print Collector’s Quarterly,” vol. 12, no. 1, cat. no. 54).

See a description of this print at the British Museum and the Blanton Museum of Art:;

Condition: a richly inked and faultless museum-quality impression in near pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, losses, abrasions, stains, foxing and only minor signs of handling) with generously wide margins.

I am selling this exceptionally beautiful and poetically evocative print, for the total cost of AU$337 (currently US$241.80/EUR204.23/GBP184.69 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested this graphically strong etching by a major artist closely connected to the Barbizon School, 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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