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” [https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436076]), 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 (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.