Auguste Brouet (1872–1941)
“Une Matinée Avenue de Clichy” (A Morning on Avenue de Clichy), 1922, printed by the Chalcographie du Musée du Louvre. The plate was commissioned by Direction des Beaux-arts and deposited with the Chalcographie (inv. no. 6724) in August 1922. Note that all of Brouet’s plates were purchased by the Chalcographie (see https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG21033).
Auguste-brouet.org offers the following description of the portrayed scene in this print:
(transl.) “A view of the avenue de Clichy. In the foreground, a mistletoe merchant walks in front of street children and street vendors. In the background, the semi-circular sign of the Fabrique Parisienne de Toys Mécaniques, located in Impasse des Deux-Nèthes, at 32 avenue de Clichy” (http://www.auguste-brouet.org/Catalogue/Pages/257.htm).
Etching and drypoint with pale plate tone on heavy cream wove paper.
Size: (sheet) 29.5 x 37.4 cm; (plate) 23.8 x 27 cm; (image borderline) 22.4 x 25.7 cm.
Inscribed on plate at lower left corner: “A. Brouet”.
State vii (of vii) with the removal of the lower remarque images (see http://www.auguste-brouet.org/Catalogue/Pages/257.htm).
Geffroy 252 (Gustave Geffroy, 1923, “Auguste Brouet: Catalogue de son oeuvre grave], vol. 2, Paris Gaston Boutetie); IFF 18.1, 2 and 3; Universität Osnabrück, EG 22.
See a description of this print offered by the Cleveland Museum of Art: https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1925.25.
Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression. There are a few dot stains in the margins otherwise the sheet is in very good condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.
I am selling this superb etching capturing the bustle of everyday street-life in Paris at the turn of the twentieth century, for AU$305 (currently US$232.29/EUR195.25/GBP169.47 at the time of posting 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 fine impression rich with velvety drypoint burr and exemplifying the amazing draughtsmanship that excited earlier writers that Brouet might be the future Rembrandt, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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