Adolphe Appian (aka Jacques Barthélemy Appian) (1818–1898)
“Bords du Lac du Bourget” (Banks of Lake Bourget) (aka “Punter on the shore of Lake Bourget” [Rijksmuseum title]), 1866, published in Paris by Cadart & Luce (1867–1870/1) in the journal, “Gazette des Beaux-Arts” (July 1866) and printed by Auguste Delâtre (aka Auguste Marie Delâtre) (1822–1907).
Etching with plate tone on chine collé (China paper) on laid paper with small margins.
Size: (sheet) 17.5 x 27.5 cm; (plate) 14.6 x 23.5 cm; (image borderline) 11.6 x 21.3 cm.
Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (upper left) “APPIAN. 1866”.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “Gazette des Beaux-Arts.”; (centre) “BORDS DU LAC DU BOURGET/ Imp.Delâtre, Paris.”; (right) “A.Appian pinxt. et sculpt.”
State ii (of ii) with the addition of publication details for the “Gazette des Beaux-Arts”.
Curtis & Prouté 21ii (Atherton Cutiis & Paul Prouté 1968, “Adolphe Appian son Oeuvre Gravé et Lithographié”, Paris, Paul Prouté, p. 21, cat. no. 21); Jennings 18 (Herbert H Jennings 1925, “Print Collector’s Quarterly,” vol. 12, no. 1, cat. no. 18); Nagler/Meyer 14 (Julius Meyer 1872–1885, “Neubearbeitete Auflage von Nagler's Künstler-Lexicon”, 2nd edition, vol. 2, Leipzig, p. 188, cat. no. 14).
The Rijksmuseum and the National Gallery of Art offer descriptions of this print:
Condition: a richly inked and faultless museum-quality impression with small margins in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, losses, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.
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