Manuel Robbe
1872-1936, French

Claudine
1872-1936, French

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.


La Parisienne
$1600.00
1872-1936, French

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 Manege ou la Place Blanche a Paris
$2850.00
1872-1936, French

This is a superb original etching and aquatint in color by French Belle Epoch artist Manuel Robbe. Image size 16 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches, 1905, cat: Galerie Michal- 129, edition unknown but listed as very rare, pencil signed in the upper left corner of the image, framed. This vibrant scene of a Paris merry go round brightly illuminated against the shadowy city street is a one of Robbe's finest prints and is featured on the cover of the Galerie Michal catalog of his work.


L'Album d'Image
$1850.00
1872-1936, French

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.

Painting

At Bellerive, Lake Geneva
1826-1910, Swiss

This is a very fine painting of a man and his dog fishing in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Oil on canvas, 18 x 26 inches, c. 1880, signed in the lower left corner, in an ornate period gilt frame, most likely the original. Another very similar painting by Vuagnat of the same location is in the collection of the Victoria Museum, Melbourne, Australia.

Print

Against the Rocks
1875-1961, American

This is a very fine original etching, image size 7 x 9 7/8 inches, pencil signed, with the WPA stamp lower left, some condition issues.

Drawing

Cascade de Glandieu

Watercolor on paper, image size 14 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches, laid down on board, unsigned but information on back in French denotes location.