Jean Jacques Outhwaite (aka Jean Jacques Outhewaite) (fl.1836–1877)
“Autumn Evening” (aka “Automne Soir”), 1866, from the series, “Hôtel de Ville de Paris”, after Léon Cogniet’s (1794–1880) suite of paintings of the Four Seasons in the Zodiac Room of the former Hôtel de Ville in Paris, printed by Charles Chardon (1832–1896) and lettered with lines from Virgil's “Georgics”, 29 BCE, (I.493–497): (transl.) “[Of course, the time will come with those ends]/ the farmer stooped to till the ground with a plough/ He will find a rough rust ball/ or with heavy rakes he will knock the helmets empty/ the bones of the graves will be marvelled at by the great excavations.”
Etching with engraving on cream chine collé on heavy wove paper.
Size: (sheet) 50.5 x 76 cm; (plate) 35.4 x 61.5 cm; (chine collé) 33.2 x 59.3 cm; (outer image borderline) 47.8 x 19 cm.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “PEINT PAR LEON COGNIET/ PUBLIE PAR LA VILLE DE PARIS”; (centre) “AGRICOLA, INCVRVO TERRAM MOLITVS ARATRO,/ EXESA INVENIET SCABRA RVBIGINE PILA;// AVT CRAVIBVS ROSTRIS GALEAS PVLSABIT INANES/ GRANDIAQVE EFFOSSIS MIRABITVR OSSA SEPVLCHRIS.”; “SALLE DU ZODIAQUE/ IMP. CH. CHARDON AINÉ RUE HAUTEFEUILLE, 30.”; (right) “GRAVE PAR OUTHẂAITE”.
Paris Musées offer a description of this print: https://www.parismuseescollections.paris.fr/fr/petit-palais/oeuvres/automne-soir-d-apres-cogniet-1#infos-secondaires-detail.
Condition: a strong and well-printed impression with generously wide margins. Beyond a few minor marks in the margins, this huge print is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.
I am selling this grand scale etching of great beauty for the total cost of AU$346 (currently US$235.92/EUR222.36/GBP196 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.
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