Charles Waltner (aka Charles Albert Waltner) (1846–1925)
“Une Liseuse” (The Reader) (MAH title) (aka “Lezende Dame in Chaise Longue in een Interieur” [Rijksmuseum title]; “Lady Reading on a Chaise Longue”), 1899 (date as inscribed on this impression by the artist), artist’s proof on parchment with remarque below the image at left, hand-signed and dated in ink by the artist before lettering, printing and publication by the Société des Amis de l'Eau-forte (1897–c.1930).
Etching (soft-ground?) and drypoint on parchment with a remarque, hand-signed and dated in ink.
Size: (sheet) 39.5 x 47.2 cm; (plate) 33.4 x 41.5 cm; (image borderline) 29.7 x 41 cm.
Signed and dated in ink below the image borderline at lower right: “Waltner 1899”.
State i (of ii) a lifetime proof-state impression before lettering for publication.
See the descriptions of this print offered by the Musée d'art et d'histoire and the Rijksmuseum: https://www.mahmah.ch/collection/oeuvres/une-liseuse/e-2019-1403-001; http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.193328.
Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression with wide margins. There are marks in the margins, ripples and general darkening with dots of oxidation; otherwise, there are no tears, holes, folds or significant stains.
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