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Friday 10 March 2023

Bernard-Romain Julien’s lithograph, “Study of Hands after Horace Vernet”, c1850

Bernard-Romain Julien (1802–1871)

“Study of Hands after Horace Vernet”, c1850, illustration after the design by Horace Vernet (aka Émile Jean Horace Vernet) (1789–1863) to Bernard-Romain Julien’s drawing course, “Cours de Dessin”, printed and published by Aubert & Cie (fl.c1830s–1880s) in Paris.

Crayon-manner lithograph printed in black on heavy wove paper, trimmed with loss of the upper left corner and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet trimmed unevenly) 45 x 32.5 cm.

Inscribed in plate along lower edge: (left) “[artist’s signature] Julien/ Chez Aubert gal. véro-dodat.”; (centre) “COURS DE DESSIN/ par Julien d’après Horace Vernet”; (right) “Imp. d’Aubert & Cie.”

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The upper-left corner is truncated and lost and there is a restored torn section on the upper-right edge. The sheet has many surface marks, bumps, chips and tears to the edge—clearly this academic study, designed for students to copy, has a history of being handled.

I am selling this large and exceptionally beautiful lithograph by one of the most famous of 19th century artists involved in creating academic studies for students to copy, for the total cost of AU$221 (currently US$145.60/EUR137.47/GBP121.80 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.

If you are interested in purchasing this exquisite academic study of hands exhibiting the highest order of skill, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.


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