20th Century European Prints

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.



A delicate drypoint, this intimate view of childhood incorporates a low perspective, as if from that of a child. Part of an edition of 50, it measures 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches and is signed in pencil "S. Tushingham" lower right. (Konody-37)