Adolphe Appian (1818–1898)
“Au Valromey (Ain)”, 1868, printed by Auguste Delâtre (aka Auguste Marie Delâtre) (1822–1907) and published in Paris by Cadart & Luce (fl.1867–1870/1) as plate 6 to the art periodical in its first year, “L'Illustration nouvelle par une société de peintres-graveurs à l'eau-forte”, vol. 1, 1868.
Etching on laid paper trimmed around the platemark on the top and left sides and with narrow margins on the bottom and right sides.
Size: (sheet) 15.9 x 24.5 cm; (plate) 14 x 24 cm; (image borderline) 10.1 x 19.2 cm.
Numbered in plate above the image borderline: “6.”
Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (upper right) “APPIAN/ 1060 ”.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Appian sculp./ CADART & LUCE, Editeurs. Rue Nve des Mathurins, 58.”; (centre) “AU VALROMEY (AIN)/ (Vallis Romana sous Jules César)”; (right) “Imp. Delâtre, Paris.”
State ii (of ii) with the addition of publication details.
Curtis & Prouté 25 ii (Atherton Cutiis & Paul Prouté 1968, “Adolphe Appian son Oeuvre Gravé et Lithographié”, Paris, Paul Prouté, [n.p.] cat. no. 25 ii); Jennings 22 (Herbert H Jennings 1925, Adolphe Appian [essay] in “Print Collector’s Quarterly,” vol. 12, no. 1, p. 115, cat. no. 22 [scroll to page115: https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/print_collectors_quarterly1925/0134/scroll]).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “River landscape with sloping bank to left, spindly tree overhanging water to right. 1868 Etching, with some surface tone” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1870-0514-826).
Condition: a richly inked and well-printed (faultless) impression with a small margin around the image borderline. The sheet is in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, stains, foxing or signs of handling.
I am selling this visually arresting and very poetic etching featuring a somewhat sinister (at least to my eyes) silhouetted tree overhanging a stream, for the total cost of AU$312 (currently US$208.99/EUR195.84/GBP171.66 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.
If you are interested in purchasing this spectacularly moody—even spooky—etching executed by an artist with a strong personal vision and a close connection with the Barbizon School, please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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