Félix Augustin Milius (aka Félix Augustin Millius) (1843–1894)
“Le Moulin à Eau” (The Watermill)—a water mill on the Singraven estate, in Overijissel (the Netherlands), 1884, after Meindert Hobbema’s (aka Meindert Lubbertsz Hobima; Meyndert Hobbema) (1638–1709) painting (late 1660s) in the collection of the Musée du Louvre (see https://collections.louvre.fr/ark:/53355/cl010066254), published by the Chalcographie du Louvre (fl.1797–).
Etching with engraving printed in a warm black ink on heavy cream wove paper with wide margins.
Size: (sheet) 67.3 x 55.7 cm; (plate [soft]) 47.4(?) x 56.3(?) cm x (image borderline) 45.6 x 36.4 cm.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “PEINT PAR HOBBEMA (MEYNDERT)”; (centre) “LE MOULIN A EAU/ CHALCOGRAPHIE DU LOUVRE”; (right) “GRAVÉ PAR MILIUS (F.A.) 1884”.
The Musée du Louvre offers a description of this print: https://collections.louvre.fr/ark:/53355/cl020531966.
Condition: a richly inked and well-printed (near faultless) impression with generously wide margins in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing.
I am selling this early impression of a very beautiful etching—note that it does not bear the usual blindstamp of the Chalcographie du Louvre who published and possibly commissioned the print as a visual record of Hobbema’s painting in the Louvre’s collection—for AU$308 in total (currently US$205.87/EUR186.27/GBP163.97 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
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This print has been sold