Jules Héreau (1839–1879)
“Pastures around Honfleur” (aka “Pâturages aux Environs de Honfleur”), 1873, after a painting of the same composition by Jules Héreau, published and printed in Paris in 1878 by Alfred Cadart (aka Veuve Cadart) (1828–1875) as plate 436 to “L'Illustration nouvelle par une société de peintres-graveurs à l'eau-forte”, vol. 10 (part 2, tenth year) (see: https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b85276055/f27.item.r=Jules%20H%C3%A9reau%20aux%20Environs%20de%20Honfleur & https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b85276055/f27).
Etching with dot roulette and plate tone on laid paper with full margins as published.
Size: (sheet) 31 x 48 cm; (plate) 23.9 x 31.7 cm; (image borderline) 19.5 x 26.4 cm.
Numbered in plate above the image borderline: (right) “436.”
Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (lower right) “Jules Héreau 1873”.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Jules Héreau, pinx. et sc.”; (centre) “PATURAGES AUX ENVIRONS DE HONFLEUR.”; (right) Vve A, Cadart,Edit,Imp. 56,Bard Haussmann,Paris.”
Musée d’art et d'histoire de Genève offer a description of this print: https://collections.geneve.ch/mah/oeuvre/paturages-aux-environs-de-honfleur/e-2015-0443-025.
Condition: a near faultless impression in near pristine condition with full margins as published.
I am selling this superb etching showing sheep, cows and a horse in icy cold pastures beside the sea near Honfleur—note the smoke from ships in port in the far distance—for AU$223 (currently US$153.34/EUR152.74/GBP129.69 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.
IIf you are interested in purchasing this curiously interesting etching from the late 19th century capturing the bleak outlook on a smoke-laden, bitingly cold day on a coastal farm in the Honfleur region (north-western France)—note the use of retroussage (i.e., a technique employed when wiping the still wet plate to allow ink to “spill” over the lines) to help suggest the effect of iciness—please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.