19th Century European Prints

Iscrizioni delle Camere Sepolcrali


A drypoint etching by Giovanni Piranesi. The full title is "Iscrizioni nelle Camere sepolcrali de' Liberti, e Servi, ec. della Famiglia di Augusto," which means "Inscriptions in the burial chambers of the Liberti, and Servi, etc. of the Family of Augustus." Original Ferdinand Roten label on mat! From the series, "Le Antichita Romane." C. 1784. State III/III. Catalog: Ficacci 308. The plate measures 15 1/2 by 19 inches on 22 1/4 28 3/4 inch paper. Piranesi was an Italian artist and designer, best known for his series of etchings of Ancient Roman ruins, the "Vedute di Roma". These striking, monumental images of the ancient grandeur of the Roman Empire provided inspiration for many of the artists of the Neoclassical movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

The Gleaner


This original etching, after Jules Breton, by Lucien Dautrey measures 9 5/8 x 5 1/8 inches. Created in 1885, this image was Dautrey's first important plate exhibiting it at the Salon of 1885 for which he received an Honorable Mention. Dautrey was a distinguished pupil of Courtry and Felix Bracquemond and a member of the Society of French Artists. Remarque at bottom right of woman putting on coat.

Zacharie Astruc


This is an original plate signed etching by French artist Felix Bracquemond. It is titled: Zacharie Astruc, This etching was published by Cadart in Paris. The image measures 6X5 1/4 inches, printed on a large sheet of watermarked laid type paper.