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Friday 11 September 2020

Frédéric Régamey’s etching, “Cat with a Mouse in its Mouth”, 1873

Frédéric Régamey (aka Frederic Regamey) (1849-1925)

“Cat with a Mouse in its Mouth” (descriptive title only), 1873, an etching exemplifying the strong influence of Japanese prints on French artists at the time—interestingly, the impact of Japanese art in France was so profound that Frédéric’s brother, Félix Élie Régamey (1844–1907), even engaged in a mock duel with the Japanese painter Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831–89) to see who could produce the best likeness of each other in a “face-off” (see, published by Frank et Mandel for the weekly journal, “Paris à l'Eau-Forte” (1873-76), in a numbered edition of 100 copies, edited by Richard Lesclide (1825–1892) (see Georges Vicaire 1894, “Manuel de l'amateur de livres du XIXe siècle (1803-1893)” Paris, A. Rouquette, vol. VI, p. 370).

Etching on fine cream China paper, trimmed with a small margin around the image borderline (as published) and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 6.6 x 6.6 cm; (image borderline) (dia.) 5.3 cm.

Signed on plate at lower right-of-centre with the artist’s monogram.

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression trimmed with a small margin around the circular image borderline and laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet is in near pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling).

I am selling this exquisite and very small etching executed in the style of a Japanese woodblock print, for AU$227 (currently US$165.49/EUR139.69/GBP129.17 at the time of posting this print) 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 in purchasing this remarkable etching showing a cat comforting a mouse, 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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