August-Louis Lepere
1849-1918 ~ French

Modern Arcadia (Bucolique Moderne)

$1250.00

A wood engraving in 5 colors on Japan paper from 1901. V/V. Plate measures 10 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches in a 18 3/4 x 23 inch gold frame. Plate signed in the lower left, pencil signed in the lower right. Catalog: Lotz-Brissonneau 271. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings. A vivid and unique print, full of life and color. One of these prints is currently in the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam.

Au Coin du Pont-aux-Doubles

$750.00

This is a very rare nocturnal scene by French artist Auguste- Louis Lepere. Etching, image size is 4 1/4 x 3 7/8 inches, 1893, cat: LB-71, pencil signed and numbered "16". Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings. This etching is exquisitely rendered with the soft light from the street lamp and the moon illuminating the scene, casting deep shadows in the foreground with the city gently silhouetted in the background. A very rich impression printed on a laid type paper with ample margins.

Amiens Cathedral (Jour d'Inventaire)

$675.00

This beautiful 1907 etching with drypoint of "Inventory Day" by August-Louis Lepere measures 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, in an edition of about 166, Saunier cat: 344, illlustrated in "Etchers and Etchings", Joseph Pennell, 1929, p. 199. Dated and signed in the plate and pencil signed, l.r., framed. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.

La Sortie de l'Exposition

$495.00

Wood engraving c. 1889. Plate measures 8 5/8 x 6 3/4 on 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inch thin wove type paper. Catalog: L-B 197. A scene of the Exposition Universelle with the Palais de machines in the background. In ink in the lower left, "collection of A. Desmoulins edition 1 of 2. A very rare print." Plate signed in the lower right, pencil signed in the lower right. Published by A. Desmoulins. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.

Notre Dame vue du Quai Montebello

$495.00

A great Paris scene by Auguste-Louis Lepere, this etching measures 6 1/8 x 10 inches, 1915, edition of 40, pencil signed and editioned. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.

Juillet en Picardie

$445.00

A drypoint etching from 1909. The scene is of Crèvecœur, as is written in the plate in the upper left alongside the date. Catalog: G 369. Pencil signed in the lower right numbered 33/40. Sagot blindstamp in the lower right just below the signature. Plate measures 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches on 11 1/8 x 14 3/4 inch thin wove paper. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.

Des Demolitions de la Sorbonne

$425.00

Wood engraving, plate measures 4 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches on 9 x 15 1/2 inch thin wove type paper. C. 1885. Signed in ink in the lower right and numbered 29/35. Plate signed in the lower right. Inscribed in the plate in the lower left: "LA BDF." Published by A. Desmoulins. An atmospheric engraving with lots of detail. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.

L'entrée d' l'ancienne Académie de Médecine

$425.00

Wood engraving, plate measures 3 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches on 6 x 9 inch thin laid type paper. Ink signed in the lower right and numbered 13/35. C. 1900. Published by A. Desmoulins. A detailed print with good tonal range. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.

Under the Bridge of Bercy

$425.00

This original etching and aquatint, created in 1894 by August-Louis Lepere, measures 5 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches and is pencil signed. Collectors stamp on l.r., not in the Saunier catalogue. August-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.

Barbizon Landscape

$375.00

Pencil signed lithograph with extensive remarque in the lower left. Editioned in pencil in the lower right; number 5 in an edition of 40. Image measures 4 1/4 x 3 inches on 10 1/8 x 6 1/2 inch medium weight embossed wove type paper. This print has strong contrast and captures the sunlight in the landscape, even hinting at movement in the trees.

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