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Sunday 14 February 2021

Angèle Delasalle’s etching, "L’allée de Bellevue", 1906

Angèle Delasalle (1867–1941)

L’allée de Bellevue (Bellevue alley) (aka L’allée de Meudon [The alley of Meudon]), 1906, published in Paris in the Revue de l'art Ancien et Moderne (Review of Ancient and Modern Art) and most likely printed by Louis Fort (fl. early 1900s). This is a rare impression—arguably no more than 30 copies exist—printed for the deluxe edition on laid paper with 2.5 cm chainlines.

Etching with plate tone on cream laid paper.

Size: (sheet) 28.8 x 20.2 cm; (plate); 19.3 x 15.7 cm; (image borderline) 18.9 x 15.2 cm.

Inscribed on plate: (lower right corner) “A. Delsalle”.

Escholier 7 (Raymond Escholier 1912, La Gazette des Beaux-Arts [article]; see

The blog, Adventures in the Print Trade, presents a marvellous discussion about Delasalle’s prints (including this etching) and offers the following insight:

“The Revue makes a point of the fact that this atmospheric scene was etched on the spot, en plein air, rather than back in the studio from a preliminary drawing” (

Condition: a richly inked impression in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, losses, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this very rare etching by one of the exceptionally fine but shockingly neglected female artists of the late 19th–early 20th centuries, for the total cost of AU$244 (currently US$189.32/EUR156.08/GBP136.74 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 in purchasing this bold etching executed by a female printmaker but showing a man’s “tunnel-like” vision focused on a distant quarry—forgive me if I am wrong that men and women lean towards different ways of looking—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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