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.