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Sunday 14 May 2023

Alfred Boilot’s etching, “Un Mousse”, 1886, after Ulysse Butin

Alfred Boilot (1814–1898)

“Un Mousse” (a head), 1886, after a charcoal drawing (identified as a painting in the inscription, possibly “Un Petit Pêcheur de Villerville” [A Little Fisherman from Villerville] exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1885 [see Beraldi 1885, vol. 2., p. 148]) by Ulysse Butin (aka Ulysse-Louis-Auguste Butin) (1837–1883), printed in Paris by A Clément (fl. c1887–1892) and published in the art periodical “L'Art”.

Etching (possibly soft-ground etching with drypoint) with platetone on watermarked laid paper with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 43 x 29.8 cm; (plate) 33 x 26.3 cm.

Lettered in plate along the lower edge: (left) “Ulysse Butin pinx./ L’Art”; (centre) “UN MOUSSE”; (right) “Alfred Boilot sc./ Imp. A. Clément..Paris”.

Syracuse University Art Museum offers a brief description of this print:

Condition: a richly inked and near faultless impression in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this intense and powerful study of a young boy for the total cost of AU$206 (currently US$136.35/EUR123.37/GBP108.60 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 strong and beautiful etching, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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