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Tuesday 23 April 2024

Maxime Lalanne, “Le Matin”, 1882, after Théodore Rousseau

Maxime Lalanne (aka François Antoine Maxime Lalanne) (1827–1886)

“Le Matin” (title as inscribed in plate) (aka “Morning”; “La Mare” [Beraldi’s title]), 1882, after a painting by Théodore Rousseau (aka, Pierre Etienne Théodore Rousseau) (1812–1867), printed by Abraham Beillet (fl.1850–76/83) and published in the “Gazette des Beaux-Arts” in August 1883 as an insert between pages 118 and 119.

Interestingly, ten years before Lalanne executed “Le Matin”, Félix Bracquemond (aka Joseph Auguste Félix Bracquemond) (1833–1914) etched, “Bouquet d'Arbres près d'un cours d'Eau” (Bouquet of Trees near a Stream) (1872), that is also a translation of Rousseau's painting into line, but in the reverse direction to Lalanne's print: see

Etching on cream laid paper (watermarked “MBM” [Arches]) with a small margin around the platemark and backed with a support sheet providing wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 18.1 x 25.4 cm; (plate) 16 x 24 cm; (image borderline) 12.4 x 18.9 cm.

Lettered in plate above the image borderline: (centre) “EXPOSITION DES CEMT CHEFS – D’ŒUVRE.”

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (lower left) “TH ROUSSEAU”; (lower right) “[signature] M Lalanne”.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) Th. Rousseau pinx./ Gazette des Beaux-Arts.”; (centre) “LE MATIN./ (Collection de Mme la Baronne N. de Rothschild.}; (right) “M. Lalanne sc./ Beillet imp.”

State iii (of iii) final published state with height of plate reduced.

Villet 156 (Jeffrey M. Villet 2010, “The Complete Prints of Maxime Lalanne”, Washington, D.C., art@mone fine prints, n.p., cat. no. 156).

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression with a small margin around the platemark. Beyond a few surface marks, the sheet is in a very good condition and has been laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper providing wide margins.

I am selling this marvellous etching that (to my eyes) sparkles with morning light, for AU$187 in total (currently US $120.62/EUR 112.96/GBP 97.46 at the time of this listing) including Express (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 very beautiful etching, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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