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Friday 23 February 2024

Edmond Hédouin’s etching, “L'Étude”, 1870, after Jean-Baptiste Greuze

Edmond Hédouin (aka Pierre Edmond Alexandre Hédouin) (1820–1889)

“L'Étude” (aka “Le Petit Mathématicien” [see]),1870, after a painting by Jean Baptiste Greuze (1725–1805), printed in Paris by Alfred Salmon (aka Adolphe Ardail; Salmon & Ardail; Alfred Fortuné Salmon) (fl.1863–1894) and published in the art periodical, “Gazette des Beaux-Arts”, January 1870, page 6 (see

Etching with pale plate tone on fine laid paper (with watermark) with wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 26.8 x 17.1 cm; (plate) 11.4 x 9.5 cm; (image borderline) 9 x 7.5 cm.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “GREUZE PINX./ Gazette des Beaux-Arts”; (centre) “L'ÉTUDE”; (right) “ED. HÉDOUIN SCULP./ Imp. A. Salmon, Paris.”

Beraldi 42 (Henri Beraldi 1889, “Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle: GUÉRIN - LACOSTE”, vol. 8, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, p. 70, cat. no. 42 [ see]).

The Musée d’art et d’histoire de la Ville de Genève offers a description of this print:

Condition: an exceptionally fine and well-printed impression with generous margins in a pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this finely executed and very beautiful etching of a young girl looking (to my eyes) a little distracted while holding a divider calliper, for AU$201 (currently US$132/EUR121.89/GBP104.21 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 exquisite etching, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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