This 1914, original color and soft-ground etching, by T.F. Simon, measures 12 7/8 x 14 5/8 inches, pencil signed, edition of probably 250, cat: Novak 225. 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. Schwartz Galleries label with artist provenance included.