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Friday 4 February 2022

Eugène Carrière’s etching, “Réalitiés Ayant la Magie du Rêve”, 1888

Eugène Carrière (aka Eugène Anatole Carrière) (1849–1906)

“Réalitiés Ayant la Magie du Rêve” (Realities having the magic of dreams), 1888, an original etching (with drypoint) by Eugène Carrière, printed by F Bizolier (fl.1860–88) and published in 1888 by Alphonse Lemerre (1838-1912) in Paris in Jean Dolent’s “Amoureux d'Art”.

Etching and drypoint on cream laid paper, trimmed with a small margin around the platemark and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 11.2 x 11.2 cm; (plate); 8.6 x 13.9 cm; (image borderline) 7.7 x 13.1 cm.

Signed in plate within the image borderline: (upper right) “Eugène Carrière”.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Imp. Bizolier.”; (centre) “RÉALITIÉS AYANT LA MAGIE DU RÊVE”.

State iv (of iv) with addition of lettered publication details and title.

Delteil 1 iv (Loys Delteil 1913, “Le Peintre-Graveur Illustré: Eugène Carrière”, vol. 8, Paris, Loys Delteil, n.p., cat. no. 2, 4 État).

See also the description of this print offered by the RISD Museum:

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression with a small margin around the platemark and laid onto a sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet is in a near pristine (museum quality) condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this original etching by Eugène Carrière showing an intimate portrayal of a mother breast-feeding her child for AU$377 in total (currently US$266.85/EUR232.90/GBP197.32 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.

If you are interested in purchasing this very beautiful etching—note how the artist uses gentle exploratory marks to establish the contours of the figures’ forms, as if he were rendering them by a sense of touch—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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