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Monday 13 November 2023

Drypoint by an unidentified artist, “Quayside in Brittany”, late 1800s

Unidentified artist (possibly French) active in the late 1800s

“Quayside in Brittany” (descriptive title based on the costumes worn in Brittany during the late 19th century), c.1870, a pencil-signed proof-state impression with a remarque showing a man’s head and the blindstamp of the London publisher, Arthur Tooth & Sons (fl.1868–1976) at lower left.

Drypoint with etching and roulette work on buff coloured imitation Japanese paper, hand-signed in pencil with a remarque and the blindstamp of the publisher.

Size: (sheet) 42.8 x 30.6 cm; (plate) 29.9 x 23.8 cm; (image borderline) 24.8 x 19.7 cm.

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed (faultless) impression with generously wide margins in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing.

I am selling this remarkably fine and very beautiful drypoint (with etching) showing what I believe is a dockside in Brittany (based on the costumes worn by the portrayed women and the similarities with scenes portrayed by Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnan-Bouveret [1852–1929]; for example, “The Pardon in Brittany” []), for the total cost of AU$239 (currently US$159.75EUR144.54/GBP127.24 at the time of posting this print) 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 pencil-signed proof with a wonderful small remarque in the lower margin, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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