Manuel Robbe
1872-1936 ~ French

L'Album d'Image

$1850.00

Etching with aquatint, image size 19 1/2 x 15 inches, 1903, pencil signed and notated "Epreuve Unique en Noir," meaning that this is the only proof printed in black ink before the plate was faced with steel and the edition of 65 was printed. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images. Many of Robbe's compositions capture intimate personal moments, such as this one in which a mother and her daughter look at a book of pictures, illuminated by the warm sunshine streaming through the window.

Le Bouquet de Violettes

$1800.00

Colored etching and Aquatint. C. 1903. 1st state, edition of 65. Larger edition of 100 after signature was added to plate. Pencil signed in the lower right. Image size is 17 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches on 22 3/4 x 16 1/4 inch watermarked arches laid type paper. Catalog: P-K 105. An intimate portrait of a young woman in her dressing room affixing flowers to her dress.

La Parisienne

$1600.00

A beautiful subtly colored etching and aquatint, image size 19 1/4 x 13 5/8 inches, 1907, pencil signed in the lower left corner of the image. One of the leading French artists of the ‘Belle Epoch,’ Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images. Many of Robbe's compositions capture intimate personal moments, such as this image of a woman adjusting her hat in a mirror before going out.

Le Dernier Roman

$1450.00

Color aquatint and drypoint etching C. 1907. Edition of 100. Provenance Merrill Chase Galleries, according to a label on back with a detailed biography of the artist. Plate signed in the lower left and numbered in pencil "No. 55" below the signature. Plate measures 20 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches in a gold 31 x 24 1/2 inch frame. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images.

Claudine

$975.00

This beautifully colored etching and aquatint portrait measures 12 x 9 3/4 inches on 24 x 17 3/8 inch arches laid type paper. Print 26 in an edition of 65. C. 1903. Published by Sagot, Paris. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images.

Femme se Deshabillant

$900.00

Color aquatint and drypoint etching C. 1905. Edition of 100. Signed in orange crayon in the lower right. Plate measures 13 x 11 inches in a 23 1/4 x 20 1/5 inch gold frame. A fine impression. Catalog: Merrill Chase 125. Provenance Merrill Chase galleries, according to a label on the back. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images.

Le Pont de L'isle Adam

$850.00

Color aquatint and drypoint etching C. 1927. Edition of 100. Catalog: Chase 197. Provenance Merrill Chase Galleries, according to a label on the back. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 13 1/2 x 21 inches in a 24 x 30 inch gold frame. A fine impression. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images.

Petit Miroir

$725.00

Color aquatint and drypoint etching C. 1907. Edition of 100. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 10 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches on deckled 18 x 13 inch watermarked laid paper. A well inked impression with a rich drypoint burr. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images.