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Friday 24 September 2021

Pierre Gandon’s etching with engraving, “Portrait of the Poet Émile Verhaeren”, 1923

Pierre Gandon (1899–­1990)

“Portrait of the Poet Émile Verhaeren”, 1922, published in Paris by Georges Crès et Cie in “Les Forces Tumultueuses” in 1922.

Etching and engraving on fine ivory coloured wove paper with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 8.5 x 13.1 cm; (plate) 12.1 x 8.4 cm; (image borderline) 11.7 x 8 cm.

Inscribed in plate with the artist’s initials: (lower left corner) “GP”.

Condition: a superbly printed (faultless) impression with full margins as published. Beyond remnants of glue on the right edge the sheet is in near pristine condition with no tears, holes abrasions, creases, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this exquisite etching with engraving showing the Gandon’s incredible skill that made him famous as a stamp designer and engraver for over 350 French stamps—see his first French stamp:—for the total cost of AU$213 (currently US$155.05/EUR132.09/GBP1113.09 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 small portrait masterpiece of Émile Adolphe Gustave Verhaeren (1855–1916), that (to my eyes) captures the spirit of this famous Belgium poet, described by Maria Van Rysselberghe—wife of the painter Théo Van Rysselberghe—as “a whirlwind with an indomitable character ... who provoked or overwhelmed everybody by his straightforward directness” (see, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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