La Béchellerie, maison d'Anatole France
Drypoint etching from 1923. Pencil signed in the lower left, pencil numbered in the lower right 30 out of an edition of 50. Sagot publisher's stamp in the lower left. Plate measures 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches on 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inch Japan paper. Chahine studied at the Academia Di Belle Arti in Venice and then at the Academy Julien in Paris. He was a very well respected artist of the ‘Belle Epoch’ era, winning many awards and honors for his work, including a gold medal at the Paris Salon. However his prints and paintings are hard to find as many of them were destroyed in a fire at his studio in 1926 or in a later flood in 1942.