Félix Bracquemond (aka Joseph Auguste Félix Bracquemond) (1833–1914)
“Monument Funèbre” (aka “Monument funèbre au cimetière Montmartre [Tombeau du fils Xefftzer], d'après Bartholdi” [Beraldi title]), 1867, after Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (aka Amilcar Hasenfratz) (1834–1904), printed by Alfred Salmon (aka Adolphe Ardail; Salmon & Ardail; Alfred Fortuné Salmon) (fl.1863–1894) and published in Paris in the art periodical, “Gazette des Beaux Arts”, vol. 23 (XXIII), 1st November1867, insert between pages 426–427 (see https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k203087m/f453.item).
Etching on laid paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (support sheet) 34.9 x 38 cm; (sheet) 18.2 x 24.1 x cm; (plate) 15.2 x 23.1 cm; (image borderline) 12.6 x 18.9 cm.
Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (lower left corner) “Bracquemond”.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “BARTHOLDI INV./ Gazette des Beaux-Arts.”; (centre) “MONUMENT FUNÈBRE/ Au Cimetiére Montmartre.”; (right) “BRACQUEMOND SCULP./ Imp. A. Salmon, Paris.”
Beraldi 288 iii/iii (Henri Béraldi 1885, “Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle: Guide de l'Amateur d'Estampes Modernes: Bracquemond”, vol. III, Paris, Librairie L Conquet, p. 102, cat. no. 288).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Funerary monument on the grave of Georges Nefftzer at the Montmartre cemetery; a monument of a shrouded female seen in profile, turned to the right, on a pedestal with steps; she is seated, with knees pulled up towards her, head and arms on her knees, weeping; beyond, tall trees and shrubs in the right foreground; a narrow clearing beyond at right; after Bartholdi…1867/ Etching” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1872-0113-440).
See also the insights about the funerary monument offered by Colmar (the memory of stones): http://etienne.biellmann.free.fr/colmar/en/nefftzer2a.htm.
C&J Goodfriend offers an excellent description of this print: http://www.drawingsandprints.com/CurrentExhibition/detail.cfm?ExhibitionID=13&Exhibition=28.
Condition: a strong and well-printed (faultless) impression laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper providing wide margins. The sheet is in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.
I am selling this remarkable etching by one of the influential French artists of the 19th century of a funerary sculpture by the designer of the “Statue of Liberty” (aka “Liberty Enlightening the World”), for AU$233 in total (currently US$155.76/EUR156.09/GBP136.87 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 curiously interesting etching—for me, this print brings together in a single image the classical leanings of the Paris Salon, the direct observations of the Barbizon school and the creative invention of the etching revival movement—please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.