Paul Huet (1803–1869)
“Environs de Rouen”, 1832, plate 5 from the series of 6 plates, “'Six Marines Lithographiées d'après Nature by Paul Huet en 1832”, published in “L’Artiste” (1832) and printed by Bertauts (fl. 1830s–1880) in Paris.
Lithograph printed from two plates (black and buff coloured) on wove paper with small margins and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 30.8 x 21 cm; (image borderline) 22.8 x 16.5 cm.
Lettered in plate/stone above the image borderline: (centre) “L’ARTISTE”.
Lettered in plate/stone below the image borderline: (left) “P Huet del.”; (centre) “ENVIRONS DE ROUEN”; (right) “Imp Bertauts. r[ue] Cadet, Paris”.
State ii (of iii) before the erasure of “L’Artiste” and its replacement in state iii with “Souvenirs d'Artistes” (see Deleil )
Delteil 68 ii (Loys Delteil 1911, “Le Peintre-Graveur Illustré (XIXe et XXe siècles): Paul Huet”, vol. 7, Paris, cat. no. 68 ii); IFF 67 (Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Départment des Estampes. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 1930–, cat. no. 67); Beraldi 68.
The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “In the foreground, a boat with a mast and sails, partly unfurled, some men aboard, one of them handing over a package to (or receiving it from) another man in a small boat alongside the main vessel; other boats, and two men seated on a wall nearby; published in "L'Artiste". 1832 Lithograph with one tint-stone” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1988-0514-49).
Condition: a well printed impression with small margins and laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. Beyond a few spots, the sheet is in a very good condition for its age with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.
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