20th Century European

Juillet en Picardie

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.

L'eglise de Villeneuve sur Bellot, Seine-et-Marne

A well inked drypoint etching from 1915. Plate measures 7 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches on 10 1/2 x 14 1/8 inch watermarked laid paper. Plate signed in the lower left. Pencil numbered 22/50 in the lower left with the artist's stamp next to it. Catalog: G. 433. 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 Gentilly

A drypoint etching from 1910. Catalog: G-373. Plate signed. The exquisite shading in this print exemplifies Lepere's mastery of the medium. The plate measures 7 1/8 x 9 inches on 9 7/8 x 12 1/2 inch 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.

Wisteria Archway

Pencil signed in the lower right, plate inscribed "No. 3" in the lower right below the image. Plate measures 5 1/4 x 7 inches on 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inch paper. Despite his very short life, Yvon Monay established a strong reputation throughout France for his fine paintings and etchings of landscapes, still lifes and figure studies. A nephew of the painter, Pierre Monay, Yvon Monay exhibited his art in Paris, Lausanne and elsewhere from 1944 until the year of his death in 1954.

Winter Feeding Cattle

A drypoint etching from 1920. Catalog: B-223. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate 7 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches on 11 1/2 x 16 inch watermarked laid paper. A richly inked impression with a rich drypoint burr. Soper was a master at showing Horses at work in the old British farm lands.

Six Horse Log Team

A drypoint etching from 1912. Pencil signed in the lower right. A richly inked impression with a rich drypoint burr. Plate measures 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches on 10 1/8 x 15 5/8 inch watermarked laid paper. Artist's proof. Provenance Staton's Galleries. This is a 6 horse team pulling a logging truck. One horse is out back. Soper was a master at showing Horses at work in the old British farm lands.

Pluie et Soleil

This is a drypoint etching from 1910. Pencil signed in the lower right, plate signed in the lower right. Pencil numbered in the lower left 9/50. Plate measures 9 1/2 x 8 inches on chine colle.

Yaks

This is a pencil signed drypoint etching from the 1920's. Plate measures 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches on 13 1/2 x 16 3/4 inch medium weight wove paper.

Rue dans la Plaine

A drypoint etching by French artist Jacques Beurdeley. Sagot blindstamp in the lower right. Pencil signed and plate signed in the lower right. Pencil numbered in the lower left 44 out of an edition of 50. Plate measures 7 1/8 x 10 inches on 11 x 14 1/4 inch laid paper. Beurdeley avoided the law career intended for him by his father and studied instead the École des Beaux-Arts under Fernand Cormon. He was later influenced by Paul Huet, Corot, Rousseau, and Camille Pissarro and went on to produce many etchings of the French countryside.

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