20th Century European

Femme Affranchie a Quatorze Hevres Chante Midi

This is an original etching and aquatint image by French master Georges Rouault. The title of this work is: "Femme Affranchie A Quatorze Hevres Chante Midi" (Emancipated woman, who has lost her bearings) It was part of the Miserere series that Roualt created in 1923. This etching was published by Ambroise Vollard in an edition of 450 and has his Vollard watermark in the sheet. The image is plate signed G. Rouault,1923 lower left in the image. This etching was never hand signed by the artist. It appears in the Wofsy catalog as image number 124.

Le Directeur du Theatre

This is an original aquatint etching by French artist Georges Rouault titled: " Le Director de Theatre", The Theater Director. From the series "Reincarnations of Pere Ubu", This is a rare hand signed impression lower right and also inscribed as M/O lower left. This etching was created and printed in 1928. The image measures 12X7 3/4 inches. It is printed on a medium weight wove type paper. Some light toning in the border area. Rouault was known to experiment with his etchings, this one not only has aquatint etching but also some roulette work, drypoint and use of a burnisher.

European River Front

A drypoint etching C. 1927. Numbered 64 in an edition of 75. Pencil editioned in the lower left, signed in the lower right. Plate initialed and dated in the lower right. Plate measures 6 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches on 8 x 12 3/4 inch laid paper. This print has a rich drypoint burr and unique, lively linework.

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.

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