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Tuesday 27 July 2021

Albert Paul Guilmet’s etching, “Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette”, after Renoir

Albert Paul Guilmet (1879–1922)

“Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette” (aka “Bal du moulin de la Galette”), c1880, after Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s (1841-1919) famous painting executed in 1876, collection of the Musée d'Orsay, printed by Albert Marie Jérôme Quantin (1850–1930) in Paris. I have not been able to locate the publication in which this etching features.

Etching on cream laid paper with flattened creases of the publication gatefold and full margins backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 28 x 37.5 cm; (plate [very light]) 21.2 x 25.2 cm; (image borderline) 17.9 x 23.2 cm.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Renoir del./ Imp. A. Quantin”; (right) Guilmet sc.”

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression with flattened publication gatefold creases laid upon a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. There is thinning to the paper along the flattened gatefold crease in the right margin, otherwise the sheet is in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this fascinating and well-executed translation of Renoir’s famous painting into etched line—note in particular Guilmet’s interpretative approach to reproducing Renoir’s loose brushwork representing the sheen of the dress worn by the young lady dancing with her beau on the left and the curiously interesting “loss” of the little girl in the lower left (amongst many other "losses")—for the total cost of AU$234 (currently US$172.26/EUR146.16/GBP124.96 at the time of this listing) including 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 rarely seen etching—it is so rare that I have been unable to locate a copy of this print in any of the major repositories!—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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