Gallery of prints for sale

Sunday 15 October 2023

Xavier de Dananche’s etching, “Sous Bois”, 1863

Xavier de Dananche (1828–1894)

“Sous Bois” (Underwood), 1863, plate 80 from the series, “Eaux-Fortes Modernes”, published in Paris by A. Cadart & Luquet (fl.1863–1867) in the second volume of prints produced by the Société des Aquafortistes, printed by Auguste Delâtre (aka Auguste Marie Delâtre) (1822–1907).

Etching on buff coloured chine collé on heavy wove paper.

Size: (sheet) 41.2 x 28.7 cm; (plate) 36.4 x 24.3 cm; (chine collé) 34.7 x 23.6; (image borderline) 32.4 x 23.2 cm.

Numbered (partially legible) in plate above the image borderline: (right corner) “80”.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “Xavier Dananche pinxt. & sculpt.”; (centre) “SOUS BOIS./Paris, Publié par A. CADART & LUQUET, Éditeurs, 79, Rue Richelieu.”; (right) “Imp. Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques, 3o3, Paris.”

Condition: a richly inked impression in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this darkly luminous and poetically beautiful etching showing a forest stream with a female nude resting in a hammock at left in the near distance (my apologies if I am misreading this curiously romantic figure) executed by a pupil of the legendary Corot for AU$247 in total (currently US$165.09/EUR149.38/GBP131.49 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 marvellous and reasonably large etching, printed in velvety rich blacks exemplifying the late 19th century fascination with the effects of light, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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