19th Century European

Canards Surpris

Drypoint etching. Catalog: Beraldi 778. C. 1882. A very detailed etching with meticulous linework and a unique composition. Initialed in ink in the lower left, pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 13 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches in a gold colored 21 x 17 inch frame.

Le Ferme de Valoux

Drypoint etching. Max Blach Wien collector's stamp on back. Pencil signed "A. Legros" in the lower right. Plate measures 3 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches on 7 x 9 1/4 inch watermarked laid paper. An atmospheric scene with a rich drypoint burr. Catalog: Bliss 364. A rare print.

Madame Letellier

Drypoint etching C. 1900. Pencil signed in the lower right. A rare print. Repaired tear in the top edge of the paper, not in the image. Thin spots on the back of the paper. An intense and brooding portrait with a rich drypoint burr. Plate measures 21 x 13 inches on 26 x 18 inch wove type paper. Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits.

Femme aux Perles dans un Chapeau

Etching with drypoint, C. 1900. Pencil signed in the lower right. There is a repaired tear at the bottom of the print, not in the image. There are also some thin spots on the back of the paper. Plate measures 23 x 13 1/2 inches on 24 1/2 x 16 3/4 inch wove type paper. A well inked, captivating portrait. Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits.

Little Calais Pier

C. 1865. Original etching with drypoint. D-87. iii/v. Catalog: Schneiderman 88, Drake 87. Plate signed, titled, and dated in the lower left: "Calais, S. Haden, 1865, 3 a.m." Pencil signed in the lower right. Image measures 3 x 6 1/8 inches on 6 3/4 x 9 3/8 inch paper. Collector's seal in lower right. An atmospheric print that makes good use of white space.

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