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Thursday 28 October 2021

Ferdinand Roybet’s etching, “Le Repos”, 1865

Ferdinand Roybet (aka Ferdinand V L Roybet) (1840–1920)

“Le Repos”, 1865, Plate 214 from the series, “Eaux-Fortes Modernes”, printed by Auguste Delâtre (aka Auguste Marie Delâtre) (1822–1907) and published in Paris by Cadart & Luquet (fl. 1863–1867) in the fourth volume of sixty prints (beginning at plate 181 following on from the previous volume), “Eaux-Fortes Modernes: Originales et Inédites” (September 1865–August 1866), produced by the Société des Aquafortistes (Society of Etchers).

Etching with plate tone on watermarked handmade paper with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 31.3 x 42.9 cm; (plate) 24.1 x 32 cm; (image borderline) 18.3 x 26.6 cm.

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (lower left corner) “65 F. Roybet”.

Numbered in plate above the image borderline: (upper right) “214.”

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “F.Roybet sculp.”; (centre) “LE REPOS./ Paris, Publié par CADART & LUQUET, Editeurs, 79, Rue Richelieu.”; (right) “Imp. Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques, 303, Paris.”

Beraldi 5 (Henri Beraldi 1891, “Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècke; guide de l'amateur d'estampes modernes”, vol. 11 [XI], Paris, L Conquet, p. 274, cat. no. 5, Faneuses [Haymakers] 1865).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Plate 214: agricultural workers resting in field, in shade of haystack, figure on cart seen beyond to left” (

Condition: a strong and well-printed (near faultless) impression with generously wide margins in almost pristine condition (i.e., there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling).

I am selling this superb etching showing a family of haymakers resting in shade to escape the heat of the midday sun—note how the artist has created a transition in his use of line to express the searing heat of the day leading from multi-directional strokes rendering the dark foreground, vertical and horizontally crossed lines in the middle distance and aligned vertical marks to suggest far distance—for AU$256 in total (currently US$193.31/EUR165.47/GBP140.17 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries. Note that this large sheet will be rolled in a tube for shipping.

If you are interested in purchasing this remarkably beautiful etching executed in the spirit of the Barbizon School, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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