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Wednesday 22 November 2023

Henri Guérard’s drypoint, “Vase à anse en verre de Venise”, 1888

Henri Guérard (aka Henri Charles Guérard) (1846–1897)

“Vase à anse en verre de Venise” [BnF title] (Venetian glass vase with handle), 1888, this may be a proof-state impression as there are no lettered details regarding the title or the publisher. Note that there is an earlier state of this print before it was developed with tone (as shown here): see  

Drypoint (and aquatint?) with pale plate-tone on laid paper with wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 41.4 x 29.2 cm; (plate) 22.8 x 16.9 cm; (image borderline) 19.9 x 14.3 cm.

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (lower left behind ewer base) “– H. GUERARD. SC–”.

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

I am selling this outstanding drypoint—in my opinion a true masterwork of drypoint showing the utmost sensitivity in the rendering of this exquisite glass ewer—for AU$294 (currently US$196.51/EUR177.80/GBP156.52 at the time of posting this listing) including 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 fascinating study of the pattern of shadow and reflection (and all the other variables that come into play in capturing the transparency of glass), please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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