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Saturday 5 November 2022

Henri Vion’s etching, “Égyptien (Étude)”, 1876

Henri Vion (1854–1891)

Égyptien (Étude)”, 1876, published by Veuve Cadart (fl.1875–1882) (aka Alfred Cadart [1828–1875]) in Paris as plate 348 to “L'Illustration Nouvelle”.

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

Size: (sheet) 49 x 31.6 cm; (plate) 27 x 16.2 cm; (image borderline) 22.5 x 12.8 cm.

Numbered in plate above the image borderline: (right) “348.”

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (upper left corner) “Henri Vion pt et Sct

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “H, Vion, pinx. et sculp.”; (centre) “ÉGYPTIEN (Étude)”; (right) “Vve A Cadart,Edit.Imp.56,BardHaussmann,Paris.”

Beraldi 19(?) (Henri Beraldi 1892, “Les Graveurs du dix-neuvième siècle: DORÉ–GAVARD”, vol 12, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, p. 249, the final catalogued print but unnumbered, cat. 19?).

The Musée d’Art et d’Histoire offers a description of this print:

Condition: a strong and well-printed (near faultless) impression in near pristine condition.

I am selling this confidently executed and very beautiful etching portraying a slightly cocky young Egyptian man, for AU$198 (currently US$128.11/EUR128.61/GBP112.61 at the time of posting this print) including Express Mail (EMS) 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 bold study exemplifying the interest of the time with Orientalism, 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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