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The Laundresses (Les Blanchchisseuses) -  LEGRAND

The Laundresses (Les Blanchchisseuses)
LOUIS LEGRAND
French, (1863-1951)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1901, Arwas 186 (iii/III); Exsteens 163, edition 130. 7 3/8 x 5 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on simili-japon. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is from the suite of twenty etchings called La Faune Parisienne published by Gustave Pellet in 1901.
$950

Diners (Soupeurs) -  LEGRAND

Diners (Soupeurs)
LOUIS LEGRAND
French, (1863-1951)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1904, Arwas 205 (iii/V); Exsteens 182, edition 65. 10 1/4 x 16 1/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil and initialed by Pellet, the publisher. This is a fine, rich impression printed on white paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from an old adhesive primarily around the edges of the sheet, verso.
$1,300

Little Mother (Petite Mère) -  LEGRAND

Little Mother (Petite Mère)
LOUIS LEGRAND
French, (1863-1951)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1900, Arwas 196 (vi/VI); Exsteens 173, edition unknown. 7 3/8 x 5 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on simili japon paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from slight toning within an earlier mat opening. There was a first version of this plate which was cancelled before any editions. This is the final state with the addition of color. Most likely the edition was small.
$850

Fisherman with a Hoop Net (La Pêche a la Truble) -  LEGROS

Fisherman with a Hoop Net (La Pêche a la Truble)
ALPHONSE LEGROS
French/British, (1837-1911)
Etching and aquatint, undated (but before 1876), Malassis & Thibaudeau 90, Bliss 90 (ii/VI), edition unknown. 14 x 18 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this large work. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just an incidental spot of foxing here and there in the margins.) The British Museum acquired an impression in 1876 hence the date. The print is very rare in the early states and the total edition is unknown. This is an exceptional example of the artist's work.
$1,650

Le Boulevard, pres du Vaudeville -  LEPERE

Le Boulevard, pres du Vaudeville
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Wood engraving, 1889, Lotz-Brissoneau 201; proofs only. 7 x 5 1/2 in. Signed in pencil lower right and with "et" in pencil added by the artist (etat). This is a superb impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The condition is very good apart from subtle foxing here and there and minor wrinkling. The margins are wide and probably full. This is a rare proof of an early, undescribed state, before the blank area to the right of the standing figure and also to her left. The artist's red ink stamp (Lugt 141) is in the lower left corner. This image was never published in a formal edition and early proofs such as this are quite rare.
$900

Le Bout Genet (Crévecoeur-le-Grand) -  LEPERE

Le Bout Genet (Crévecoeur-le-Grand)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1913, Texier-Bernier 409 (ii/II), edition 50. 10 3/8 x 8 in. Signed in the plate and signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. Here we have a fine, luminous impression printed on fairly thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is a very nice example of his landscape etching.
$750

Les Arbres Tordus (Saint-Jean-de-Monts) -  LEPERE

Les Arbres Tordus (Saint-Jean-de-Monts)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1914, Texier-Bernier 417 (ii/II), edition 50. 7 x 11 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on off-white Japanese paper. The margins are substantial and probably full. The condition is very good apart from old hinges, verso, showing through at the top corners outside of the platemark. This work was published by Sagot, Paris, and their blindstamp is in the lower right corner margin.
$600

Sous Bois, à la Rigonette (Vendée) -  LEPERE

Sous Bois, à la Rigonette (Vendée)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1911, Texier-Bernier 386 (ii/III), edition 35. 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on thin, creamy Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. (There's a modest printing crease in the lower right, just to the image.) This plate was subsequently cut down and a third edition of 150 was printed.
$800

Blanchisseuses (Jeunesse passe vite vertu!) Laundresses (How quickly Youth Fades!) -  LEPERE

Blanchisseuses (Jeunesse passe vite vertu!) Laundresses (How quickly Youth Fades!)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Soft ground etching with aquatint printed in colors, 1893, Stein & Karshan 41, Lotz-Brissonneau 91, edition 100. 15 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered in blue crayon, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a tiny fox mark at the extreme top edge of the sheet. This impression was published by "L'Estampe Originale," (Plate 24, Album III), and bears their blindstamp in the lower left corner (Lugt 819).
$2,400

City of Rag Pickers (Cité des Chiffonniers) -  LEPERE

City of Rag Pickers (Cité des Chiffonniers)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1895, Lotz-Brissonneau 102, edition 35. 8 1/2 x 10 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on a cream laid paper. The margins are small but this is probably the full sheet as printed. The condition is very good other than for a small old hinge on the upper left corner margin, recto. Ex-collection the artist (Lugt 141). An annotation on the old mat states the print is from the collection of George Petit Didier.
$675

La Cathédrale de Rouen -  LEPERE

La Cathédrale de Rouen
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Wood engraving, 1888, Lotz-Brissonneau 177 (iii/III), edition 50. 20 x 12 1/2 in. Signed and titled in the block, lower right. ("Rouen...A. Lepere del. sc.") Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on a very thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. This masterpiece of wood engraving is one of Lepere's finest cathedral studies. A similar impression, also from the edition of 50, is in the Art Institute of Chicago.
$2,750

Retun of the Flock (Retour du Troupeau) -  LEPERE

Retun of the Flock (Retour du Troupeau)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, undated but possibly 1913, possibly G. M. Textier-Bernier 408, edition 50. 10 x 7 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on laid paper and the work was published by Sagot. There are traces of old hinges on the verso edges. There's an unidentified collector's mark in the lower right corner margin. This beautiful print is a fine example of Lepere's ability to draw trees and make a complete subject at the same time.
$700

Leveling of La Place Maubert (Nivellement de la Place Maubert) -  LEPERE

Leveling of La Place Maubert (Nivellement de la Place Maubert)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1890, Lotz-Brissonneau 14 (ii/II), edition 30. 6 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. Signed and titled in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is s a fine impression of this uncommon early work. The margins are probably full. The condition is fine apart from old hinges on the verso. The Square was created in the beginning of the 13th century.
$650

Notre Dame as seen from the Quay de Montebello (Notre Dame vue de Quai de Montebello) -  LEPERE

Notre Dame as seen from the Quay de Montebello (Notre Dame vue de Quai de Montebello)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1901, Lotz-Brissonneau 125 (ii/II), edition 40. 7 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a cream wove paper and published by Sagot. The margins are full. The image is slightly light struck within an early mat opening. There's a red collectors mark in the lower right corner of the sheet which we have yet to identify.
$700

Night and the Salute, Venice -  LITTEN

Night and the Salute, Venice
SIDNEY M. LITTEN
British, (1887-1934)
Etching and drypoint, 1928, edition perhaps 80. 10 1/4 x 16 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on a greenish-blue paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Litten studied with Frank Short at the Royal College of Art. He exhibited at the Walker Galleries and the Royal Academy. This is a large and exceptional example of his work.
SOLD

Venetian Steps -  LITTEN

Venetian Steps
SIDNEY M. LITTEN
British, (1887-1934)
Etching and drypoint, 1928, edition 80. 10 3/4 x 15 in. Signed and numbered "xxviii" in pencil. Here we have a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Impressions of this print are located at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Princeton University Art Museum.
$550

La Rue Réaumur -  LUCE

La Rue Réaumur
MAXIMILIEN LUCE
French, (1858-1941)
Lithograph printed in colors, circa 1894, edition about 60. 12 3/8 x 16 in. Signed in blue pencil in the lower right. Just below the image at right is remarque of a portrait of the man. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The print is numbered, initialed and stamped in the lower right corner by the publisher Gustave Pellet. (Lugt 1194 and 1190). Ex-collection: H.M. Petiet (Lugt 5031).
SOLD

Les Rochers Rouges, or, La Mer à Camaret -  LUCE

Les Rochers Rouges, or, La Mer à Camaret
MAXIMILIEN LUCE
French, (1858-1941)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1895, I.F.F 16, edition about 60. 12 1/4 x 17 3/8 in. Signed in blue pencil in the lower right. This is a superb impression printed on chine applique. The margins are full. The condition is fine. This colorful, engaging print was published by Gustave Pellet and bears his ink stamp in the lower right. (See Lugt 1190). The print also bears his initials (See Lugt 1194) and he numbered the print as well. Luce was friendly with Pissarro and Signac.
$3,500

Départ pour la Chasse à Courre (Leaving for the Hunt) -  LUNOIS

Départ pour la Chasse à Courre (Leaving for the Hunt)
ALEXANDRE LUNOIS
French, (1863-1916)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1893, Not listed in I.F.F., Johnson 73, edition 100. 10 1/2 x 17 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, fresh impression printed on thin white wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than for a tiny speck (ink?) in the lower left below the image. From the collection of Henri M. Petiet (Lugt 5031). (Note: We are offering with the above an impression of the unfinished print done in black and white only and a color proof with variant inking, both with slight condition issues.) This print was published by Vollard for l'Album d'Estampes Originales de la Galerie Vollard.
$1,800

Tennis Players (Joueuses de Tennis) -  LUNOIS

Tennis Players (Joueuses de Tennis)
ALEXANDRE LUNOIS
French, (1863-1916)
Lithograph printed in colors, circa 1895-1900, edition probably 100. 15 x 19 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with fresh, vibrant colors. The paper is a thin Japanese and the margins are full. The condition is fine. Lunois excelled in the medium of color lithography and he produced some of the best work in France during the fin de siècle era.
$1,800

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