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Women About Town (Les Trotteuses) -  CHAHINE

Women About Town (Les Trotteuses)
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching, soft ground and aquatint printed in colors, 1907, Tabanelli 234 (ii/II), edition 50 plus black and white proofs. 18 1/4 x 13 in. Signed, dedicated and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on sturdy, cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a subtle suggestion of water staining in the lower right corner margin, well away from the image. This large, impressive color print is dedicated "à Mr. Levi de Benzion," Moïse Lévy de Benzion (1873-1943) who was an Egyptian department store owner and collector of art and antiquities.
$3,200

The Promenade (Le Promenoir) -  CHAHINE

The Promenade (Le Promenoir)
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint printed in colors, 1903, Tabanelli 110, edition 50 plus proofs. 11 5/8 x 18 1/4 in. Signed in the plate, upper left corner. Signed in pencil and inscribed "epreuve," lower left. This is a fine impression printed on a cream Japan paper. The margins are substantial but somewhat trimmed. Fine condition. Along with Jacques Villon, James Tissot, and Toulouse-Lautrec, Chahine was one of the best portrayers of the images associated with la belle époque. (More than half of Chahine's prints were destroyed in a 1926 studio fire and even more were destroyed in a 1942 flood.) The print was published by Sagot but their blindstamp is not showing here.
$1,800

A Daylight Lamp -  COPLEY

A Daylight Lamp
JOHN COPLEY
British, (1875-1950)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1909, Wright 29, edition 45. 12 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and bearing number "33". The stamp of the Senefelder Club is also present (Lugt 639). This is a fine impression with fresh, vibrant colors. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Copley excelled in both lithography and etching and the colors prints are uncommon and date among his earliest works. The Senefelder Club was founded in 1908 to revive interest in the medium. It was there that he met Ethel Gabain, also a fine printmaker, and they were married in 1913.
$950

Italian Landscape -  COROT

Italian Landscape
JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT
French, (1796-1875)
Etching, 1866, Melot 7 (ii/II), edition unknown. 6 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower left, with the printed signature. This is a fine, lifetime impression with wide margins. The condition is quite good. This impression was published by the Société des Aquafortistes with the plate number 246 in the upper right corner. The plate was published by Cadart & Luquet and printed by Delâtre.
$1,500

Fishing Boats, Setting Sun (Barques de pêche, soleil couchant) -  COTTET

Fishing Boats, Setting Sun (Barques de pêche, soleil couchant)
CHARLES COTTET
French, (1863-1925)
Etching, drypoint and roulette printed in dark blue, 1905, Morane 7; edition 50 in this color. 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on ARCHES watermarked paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine. The blindstamp of the publisher, Galerie Georges Petit, ed. (Lugt 2022) is in the lower left corner margin. Cottet lived and worked in Brittany and often produced dark seascapes of Breton harbors. He was close friends with Charles Maurin and Félix Vallotton and he was a leader of a small group of artists called "le Bande Noir." There were additional impressions from this plate printed in brown and black.)
ON HOLD

La Promenade, or, Les Cyprès (The Cypresses) -  CROSS

La Promenade, or, Les Cyprès (The Cypresses)
HENRI-EDMOND CROSS
French, (1856-1910)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1897, Johnson 27, edition 100. 11 1/16 x 16 in. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right, below the image. This is a superb impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from minor soft rippling across the top edge of the sheet. This scarce print was published by Vollard for L'Album d'Estampes Originales de la Galerie Vollard. In 1886, Cross co-founded the Société des Artistes Indépendants that was associated with the Neo-Impressionism movement and he became close friends with many artists including Georges Seurat, Henri Matisse and Paul Signac. He eventually left Paris and moved to the south of France near St. Tropez and focused on seascapes and scenes of peasants in harmony with nature. Impressions of this outstanding print are found in the Van Gogh Museum, the National Gallery of Art and the McNay Art Museum.
$6,000

Field of Sheep, Morning (Parc a Moutons, Le Matin) -  DAUBIGNY

Field of Sheep, Morning (Parc a Moutons, Le Matin)
CHARLES-FRANCOIS DAUBIGNY
French, (1817-1878)
Etching, 1860, Melot D95 (iii/IV); edition unknown. 8 5/8 x 14 3/4 in. Signed with the printed signature, lower left. This is a fine, luminous, lifetime impression with very wide margins. The condition is quite good other than minor staining on the extreme left edge of the sheet and a soft wrinkle in the upper right corner margin. This major work was printed by Delatre and published by the Societe des Aquafortistes, September, 1862. The blindstamp of the publisher, Cadart & Chevalier, is in the lower margin, center. There are later impressions (without letters) which were printed subsequent to this one and are far less desireable. This is an exemplary work by Daubigny and one of his largest etchings.
$900

The Banks of the Cousin -  DAUBIGNY

The Banks of the Cousin
CHARLES-FRANCOIS DAUBIGNY
French, (1817-1878)
Etching, 1850-1851, Melot D69 (v/V), edition unknown. 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. Signed in the plate and with the reference to the printer, Delâtre, to the right. This is a fine impression printed on chine applique. The margins have been trimmed but measure roughly one inch around. (There's a small spot of foxing above the image at right.) This appealing print is from one of two albums of etchings, this being plate # 3 from the first set. Some impressions of this final state have Delâtre's address and some do not. Some bear the number three in the upper right and, once again, some do not. This impression is from the collection of Jules Gerbeau (Lugt 1166).
$950

Lovers of classical art are even more convinced that the cause of the Arts in France is doomed (Amateurs classiques de plus en plus...) -  DAUMIER

Lovers of classical art are even more convinced that the cause of the Arts in France is doomed (Amateurs classiques de plus en plus...)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1852, Delteil 2295 (only state ?), edition unknown. 9 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. Signed on the stone with the artist's initials. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression with wide margins. The condition is very good apart from slight foxing on the verso. This is one of eleven plates from the series "Le Public du Salon." It was published in Le Charivari, May 7, 1852. (Oddly, there's only one state described by Delteil for this image. Most of the other prints from this series have two states; one before letters and one with.)
SOLD

Un Lion de Mer (The Sea Lion) -  DAUMIER

Un Lion de Mer (The Sea Lion)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1856, Delteil 2854 (ii/II), edition unknown. 8 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This humorous print is from the series "Croquis d'été," ('Summer Sketches'). From the collection of: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and H.M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

Monsieur, auriez vous la bonté de me dire quand vous voudrez bien me payer... -  DAUMIER

Monsieur, auriez vous la bonté de me dire quand vous voudrez bien me payer...
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1858, Delteil 2875 (ii/II), edition unknown. 8 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone lower left. This is a fine impression on white wove paper ("sur blanc"). The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from minor soiling here and there in the margins. From the series "Croquis d'été," this print is the story of the thin polite gentleman on the right asking the large, muscular fellow on the left for the money he is owed. From the collection of: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and Henri M. Petiet (See Lugt 2021a).
$550

Bathers beginning to discover that in September... (Baigneurs commençant à trouver qu'en septembre... ) -  DAUMIER

Bathers beginning to discover that in September... (Baigneurs commençant à trouver qu'en septembre... )
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1858, Delteil 2877 (ii/II), edition unknown. 7 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's a small smudge just below the caption at bottom.) This print is from the series "Croquis d'été," which is a series of entertaining lithographs about casual summer activities in France during the 1850s. Ex- collection: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and Henri M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

Voyons, bobonne, n'agace pas comme ça la mer... -  DAUMIER

Voyons, bobonne, n'agace pas comme ça la mer...
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1857, Delteil 2855 Iiii/III), edition unknown. 7 3/4 x 10 1/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on white wove paper ("sur blanc") with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is plate 15 from the series, "Croquis d'été." Impressions were also printed on newsprint paper in Charivari for this series, with text on the verso.) This beach scene is about the wife expressing concern about the power of the waves and how one big one could wash them away. Ex-collection: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and H. M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

L'agrément d'une promenade sur les bords de la seine pendant un dimanche de la canicule. -  DAUMIER

L'agrément d'une promenade sur les bords de la seine pendant un dimanche de la canicule.
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1858, Delteil 2876 (iii/III), edition unknown. 8 3/8 x 10 1/16 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression ("sur blanc") with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a tiny smudge near the text at bottom and slight age toning at the extreme edges of the sheet. This print is from the series, "Croquis d'été." Two very well dressed women are walking along the Seine in a heat wave on a Sunday during the summer. Their expressions convey the intensity of the moment. Ex-collection: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and Henri M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

La vigne souffre...soufrons la vigne -  DAUMIER

La vigne souffre...soufrons la vigne
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1857, Delteil 2859 (ii/II), edition unknown. 8 x 10 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for a tiny replaced loss in the extreme top corner margin and a couple of minor stains at the extreme top edge of the sheet. This outstanding print is plate 19 from "Croquis d'été (Summer Sketches). The scene depicts a hot summer day in France where their grape vines are suffering as well as the couple trying to help them. Ex-collection: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and H.M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

Estelle et Némorin en 1857 -  DAUMIER

Estelle et Némorin en 1857
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1857, Delteil 2861 (ii/II), edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are wide and the condition is very good apart from slight time toning along the extreme edges of the margins on three sides. From the collection of Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and Henri M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

View of an Artist's Studio the Last Week before an Art Show (Vue d'un Atelier la dernière Semaine avant l'Exposition) -  DAUMIER

View of an Artist's Studio the Last Week before an Art Show (Vue d'un Atelier la dernière Semaine avant l'Exposition)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1864, Delteil 3286 (ii/II), edition unknown. 9 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on thin wove paper with full margins. The condition is generally very good apart from slight overall toning to the sheet and a repaired tear in the top margin outside of the image. This is a rare "bon à tirer" proof inscribed in ink "certifie conform" and dated by the printer, Destouches. This entertaining print is from the series Croquis Parisiens.
SOLD

Tiens, papa, te v'la! (Look Papa, it's you!) -  DAUMIER

Tiens, papa, te v'la! (Look Papa, it's you!)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1852, Delteil 2297 (ii/II), edition unknown. 9 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression in fine condition. The margins are wide if not full. This delightful print is Plate 6 from the series, Le Public du Salon.
$650

It's Really Quite Flattering to Have one's Portrait Exhibited at the Salon (C'est tout d'même flatteur d'avoir son portrait...) -  DAUMIER

It's Really Quite Flattering to Have one's Portrait Exhibited at the Salon (C'est tout d'même flatteur d'avoir son portrait...)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1857, Delteil 2965 (ii/II), edition unknown. 9 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This is Plate 7 from the series, Le Salon de 1857. "Sur blanc" impressions are those printed on quality white wove paper without the text on the verso. These are far superior to the newsprint editions which are much less desirable.
$650

Construction Scene, Paris -  DECARIS

Construction Scene, Paris
ALBERT DECARIS
French, (1901-1989)
Engraving, 1940s-1950s, edition 100. 16 1/4 x 21 in. Signed in pencil. A superb impression on RIVES watermarked paper. Wide margins. Fine condition.
$850

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