Léo Drouyn (aka François Joseph Léo Drouyn) (1816–1896)
“Paysage”, 1863, plate 273 from the series, “Eaux-Fortes Modernes”, printed by Auguste Delâtre (aka Auguste Marie Delâtre) (1822–1907) and published in Paris by Cadart & Luquet (fl. 1863–1867) in the fifth volume of sixty prints (beginning at plate 241 following on from the previous volume), “Eaux-Fortes Modernes: Originales et Inédites” (September 1866–August 1867), produced by the Société des Aquafortistes (Society of Etchers).
Etching laid paper stamped with the Cadart & Luquet blindstamp at lower centre.
Size: (sheet) 47.8 x 30 cm; (plate) 32.2 x 24 cm; (image borderline) 27.8 x 20.8 cm.
Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (upper left corner) “Leo Drouyn/ avril 1863”.
Numbered in plate above the image borderline: (right corner) “273.”
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “L. Drouyn sculp.”; (centre) “PAYSAGE./ Paris, Publié par CADART & LUQUET, Editeurs, 79, Rue Richelieu.”; (right) “Imp. Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques, 303, Paris.”
The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Plate 273: pastoral landscape with couple standing on small bridge over stram, surrounded by trees; from the fifth volume of prints produced by the Société des Aquafortistes. 1863” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1867-1214-36).
Condition: a richly inked and well-printed (near faultless) impression with generously wide margins in almost pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, stains, foxing or signs of handling.
I am selling this superb etching of a light-filled forest with a man fishing off a narrow rustic bridge while steadying a female companion (his daughter?), for AU$281 in total (currently US$186.71/EUR174.39/GBP153.59 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 very beautiful etching revealing the artist's affinity with the concerns of the Barbizon movement—interestingly, Drouyn spent several years painting outdoors with Jules Coignet—and as a draughtsman of the smallest of details—an attribute in keeping with his fame as an authority on Romanesque art and medieval architecture—please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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