The Treasure Hunt: Part VI

Our list of 25 Works has continued to receive enthusiastic interest, both from our clients and from people who’ve come across this blog through other channels. Our goal had been to open up our extensive, diverse inventory to the public, as our website has nearly 5,000 prints and can feel somewhat daunting and so far it’s been a success! So we’re continuing the 25 Works as we head into 2013, in addition to posting about specific artists or discoveries that we have here at the Annex Galleries.

This post focuses on French printmakers of the 19th and 20th centuries. France had a tremendous hand in utilizing printmaking as an art form, from Daumier’s caricaturization of political and social figures to Buhot’s minutely detailed vignettes, and on to Arp’s abstract minimalist blockprints. Each artist listed below played a part in re-imagining the traditionally commercial mediums as  important and vital components of the creative world. They saw possibility in the stone, the plate, and the block and, helped showcase them as hallmarks of originality in the many emerging art genres of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Click on the links to get more information on the print, as well as biographies of the artists who made them.

25 French Printmakers

Hans (Jean) Arp: "Signes", 1949; woodcut. $2,800

Hans (Jean) Arp: “Signes”. $2,800

Hans (Jean) Arp (1886 – 1966): Signes, 1949; woodcut; pencil signed, titled, and editioned as “#18/50″; from the second of three editioned printings; 4-13/16 x 7-1/4” image size; printed by the artist on thick, antique-white wove paper. Reference: Arntz 282; Bolliger-Graphic 37 (for Klipstein & Kornfield).

Auguste Brouet: "Les Blesses (Parc de Saint-Cloud) / The Wounded (Saint-Cloud Park)", c. 1914; roulette with drypoint. $400

Auguste Brouet: “Les Blesses (Parc de Saint-Cloud) / The Wounded (Saint-Cloud Park)”. $400

Auguste Brouet (1872 – 1941): Les Blesses (Parc de Saint-Cloud), circa 1914; roulette with drypoint; pencil signed; proof, from outside the edition of 75; 4-11/16 x 7-13/16″ platemark; printed on cream Japanese laid paper. Reference: Geffroy 135.

Felix Buhot: "Une Jetee en Angleterre (Pier in England)", 1879; etching, drypoint, and roulette. $5,000

Felix Buhot: “Une Jetee en Angleterre (Pier in England)”. $5,000

Felix Buhot (1847 – 1898): Une Jetee en Angleterre, 1879; etching, drypoint, and roulette; initialed in the plate; proof from state ii/viii; 33-2/4 x 7-7/8″ platemark; printed on cream laid paper with “FRERES” watermark. Reference: Bourcard/Goodfriend 132 ii.

Charles-Fancois Daubigny: "Le Mare aux Cers", 1845; etching. $700

Charles-Fancois Daubigny: “Le Mare aux Cers”. $700

Charles-Francois Daubigny (1817 – 1878): La Mare aux Cerfs, 1845; etching; signed in the plate; edition size not stated (state: Henriet lists as iii/iii; Delteil lists as iv/iv); 5-3/8 x 10″ platemark; printed by the artist on antique-white wove paper. Reference: Henriet/Delteil 45.

Honore Daumier: "Oui! Oui! C'est entendu, je comprends! (Yes! Yes! It's a deal, I understand!)", 1838-1839; hand-colored lithograph, sur blanc.

Honore Daumier: “Oui! Oui! C’est entendu, je comprends! (Yes! Yes! It’s a deal, I understand!)”. $600

Honore Daumier (1808 – 1897): Oui! Oui! C’est entendu, je comprends! (Yes! Yes! It’s a deal, I understand!), 1839-1839; hand-colored lithograph; signed in image; no. 53 from a series of 100 prints published in Le Charivari; 8-7/8 x 11-13/16″ image size. Reference: LD 521; DR 521; HD 1409.

Hermine David: "Le Sculpture", circa 1929; drypoint. $500

Hermine David: “Le Sculpture”. $500

Hermine David (1886 – 1970): Le Sculpture, circa 1929; drypoint; pencil signed and editioned; epreuve d’artiste; 14-7/8 x 10-3/8″ platemark; printed on cream wove paper.

Albert Decaris: "Isola Bella and Naiads", circa 1930; engraving. $2,000

Albert Decaris: “Isola Bella and Naiads”. $2,000

Albert Decaris (1901 – 1988): Isola Bella and Naiads, circa 1930; engraving; pencil signed and editioned; 83/100; 17-1/2 x 19-7/16″ platemark; printed on antique-white MV France wove. Reference: Boussard-Decaris 842, illustrated on page 280.

Henri Fantin-Latour: "Etude pour Eve", 1898; lithograph. $2,000

Henri Fantin-Latour: “Etude pour Eve”. $2,000

Henri Fantin-Latour (1836 – 1904): Etude pour Eve, 1898; lithograph; pencil signed and annotated: “AG. Hediard/24 Nov. 98”; signed in reverse in stone beneath the image, left: “H. Fantin. Eve, etude pour ma litho.” (“Study for my litho”); proof, from an edition of 9 impressions (first state of three); 6 x 4″ platemark; printed on antique-white China paper; published by Revue de l’Art ancien et moderne. Reference: Hediard 147 i/iii; H.179; L.123.

Johnny Friedlaender: "Femme Endormie", 1956. $1,200

Johnny Friedlaender: “Femme Endormie.” $1,200

Johnny Friedlaender (1912 – 1992): Femme Endormie, 1956; etching, printed chine collé; pencil signed and editioned; 12/50; published by L’Oeuvre Graveé, Paris; 17 5/8 x 21 1/2″ platemark; printed on cream Rives BFK wove paper. Reference: Schmucking 153;

Jean Gigoux: "Tony et Alfred Johannot, Lithographies d'apres nature par Gigoux", 1932; lithograph. $750

Jean Gigoux: “Tony et Alfred Johannot, Lithographies d’apres nature par Gigoux”. $750

Jean Gigoux (1806 – 1894): Tony et Alfred Johannot, Lithographies d’apres nature par Gigoux, 1832; lithograph; signed in stone; edition size not stated (presumed large); 6-3/4 x 6-1/4″ image size; printed on cream wove paper; published by L’Artiste, a fine arts review.

Joesph Hecht: "Palais de Justice (plate 7 from the Paris portfolio of 11 engravings)", 1933/1935; burin engraving. $500

Joesph Hecht: “Palais de Justice (plate 7 from the Paris portfolio of 11 engravings)”. $500

Joseph Hecht (1891 – 1951): Palais de Justice (plate 7 from the Paris portfolio of 11 engravings, 1933/1935; burin engraving; pencil signed, annotated “Paris 5 Aout 1935″; one of 40 various proofs, in 8 states (this being about vi/viii), outside the published edition of 90; 6-5/8 x 8-7/16” platemark; printed on handmade Montval laid paper with artist’s watermark. Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck/Plumart 231.

Jean-Emile Laboureur: "Andromêde", 1935; engraving. $2,000

Jean-Emile Laboureur: “Androméde”. $2,000

Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877 – 1943): Androméde, 1935; engraving; pencil signed and editioned; 9/15 (state iv/v); 12-7/8 x 12-1/8″ platemark; printed on cream wove vellum. Reference: Laboureur 504.

Auguste Louis Lepere: "Le Bout Genet, Crevecoeur-le-Grand", 1913; etching. $900

Auguste Louis Lepere: “Le Bout Genet, Crevecoeur-le-Grand”. $900

Auguste Louis Lepere (1849 – 1918): Le Bout Genet, Crevecoeur-le-Grand, 1913; etching; pencil signed and editioned; 3/8 from the first state, before the published edition of 50; published by Edmond Sagot (blindstamp in margin; Lugt 2254); printed on antique-white Japon paper. Reference: Texier-Bernier 409 i/ii.

Marc-Antoine Louttre: "La Locomotive d'Enfer", circa 1960; color intaglio. $450

Marc-Antoine Louttre: “La Locomotive d’Enfer”. $450

Marc-Antoine Louttre-Bissiere (born 1926): La Locomotive d’Enfer, circa 1960; color intaglio; pencil signed, titled, and editioned; 7/15; 5-5/16 x 6-9/16″ platemark; printed on toothy cream wove paper.

Louis Marcoussis: "Celle que J'amais seul m'aime encore... (from: Planches du Salut)", 1931; etching, printed chine colle. $3,500

Louis Marcoussis: “Celle que J’amais seul m’aime encore… (from: Planches du Salut)”. $3,500

Louis Marcoussis (1878 – 1941): Celle que J’amais seul m’aime encore…. from: “Planches du Salut,” 1931; etching, printed chine colle; pencil signed and editioned; signed proof 10/11; 8 x 9-3/8″ platemark; printed on Imperial Japon paper, supported on Arches wove; published by Jeanne Bucher. Reference: Lafranchis 75.

Albert Marquet: "Pons (Charente)", 1947; lithograph. $850

Albert Marquet: “Pons (Charente)”. $850

Albert Marquet (1875 – 1947): Les Grisons (from “Dix Estampe Originals”), 1947; lithograph; pencil signed and editioned; 55/100; 5-1/8 x 8-5/8″ image size; printed on heavy cream wove; published by Editions Rombaldi.

Jean Francois Millet: "La Grande Bergere (The Large Shepherdess)", 1862; etching. $3,500

Jean Francois Millet: “La Grande Bergere (The Large Shepherdess)”. $3,500

Jean-Francois Millet (1814 – 1875): La Grande Bergere (the Large Shepherdess), 1862; etching; signed in the plate; edition size not stated; 12-1/2 x 9-1/4″ platemark; printed on heavy, antique-white laid paper. Reference: Delteil 18; Lebrun 19.

Alphonse Leon Noel: "Mme. Dorval", circa 1850; lithograph. $375

Alphonse Leon Noel: “Mme. Dorval”. $375

Alphonse Leon Noel (1807 – 1884): Mme. Dorval, circa 1850; lithograph; signed in the stone; edition side not stated; 7-1/2 x 6-1/2″ image size; printed on antique-white wove paper; published by L’Artiste fine arts review.

Jules Pascin: "Cinderella (from the portfolio "Cendrillon")", 1929; color softground etching and aquatint. $2,000

Jules Pascin: “Cinderella (from the portfolio “Cendrillon”)”. $2,000

Jules Pascin (1885 – 1930): Cinderella (from the portfolio, “Cendrillon”), 1929; color softground etching and aquatint; pencil signed and editioned; 10/40 (total edition of 80); 13-7/8 x 10-1/8″ platemark; printed on antique-white wove; published by M.P. Tremois. Reference: Hemin, page 245.

Hippolyte Petitjean: "Maurice Maeterlinck", 1898; lithograph. $450

Hippolyte Petitjean: “Maurice Maeterlinck”. $450

Hippolyte Petitjean (1854 – 1929): Maurice Maeterlinck, 1898; lithograph; signed and dated in stone; edition size not stated; 10 x 8″ image size; printed on antique-white wove; published by Pan (edition iii, part 4). Reference: Dannerlein 1855; Rifkind 2289, illustrated page 618.

Pierre Auguste Renoir: "Baigneuse Debout, a Mi-Jambes", 1910 (this impression printed later); etching. $1,500

Pierre Auguste Renoir: “Baigneuse Debout, a Mi-Jambes”. $1,500

Pierre Auguste-Renoir (1841 – 1919): Baigneuse Debout, a Mi-Jambes, 1910 (this impression printed later); etching; unsigned, usual; edition size not stated; 6-9/16 x 4-7/16″ platemark; printed on antique-white laid paper with Auvergne a la Main watermark; published by Floury. Reference: Delteil 23; Stella 23.

Jean Jacques Jo Rigal: "Montparnasse", circa 1980; etching and color aquatint. $400

Jean Jacques Joachim Rigal: “Montparnasse”. $400

Jean Jaques Jaochim Rigal (1926 – 1997): Montparnasse, circa 1980; etching and color aquatint; pencil signed, titled, and editioned; 52/90; 13-1/2 x 17-7/16″ platemark; printed on heavy, cream BFK Rives wove paper; published by Guilde de Gravure (blindstamp in lower right margin).

Georges Rouault: "Plus le coeour est noble, moins le col est roide", 1926 (published 1948); aquatint, etching, drypoint, and roulette over heliogravure. $1,500

Georges Rouault: “Plus le coeour est noble, moins le col est roide”. $1,500

Georges Rouault (1871 – 1958): Plus le coeour est noble, moins le col est roide, 1926, published 1948; aqautint, etching, drypoint, and roulette over heliogravure; signed in the plate; unnumbered, from an edition of 450; printed on antique-white laid Arches wove paper; published by Vollard and Editions de l’Etoile Filante, Paris. Reference: Wofsey 156.

Benjamin Roubaud: "...Rosier... (from: Pantheon Chrivarique)", circa 1840; lithograph. $300

Benjamin Roubaud: “…Rosier… (from: Pantheon Chrivarique)”. $300

Benjamin Roubaud (1811 – 1847): Rosier… (from: Pantheon Charivarique), circa 1840; lithograph; signed in the stone; proof, printed “sur blanc”; edition size not stated; published by Bauger & Cie; Societe de Journal le Charivari.

Roger Vieillard: "Jardens )a.k.a.: Prairies heureuses)", 1945; engraving. $750

Roger Vieillard: “Jardens )a.k.a.: Prairies heureuses)”       $750

Roger Vieillard (1907 – 1989): Jardins (aka: Prairies Heureuses), 1945; engraving; pencil signed, titled, and editioned; 3/5 from state viii/ix, outside the edition of 40; printed by the artist on cream laid Vidalon paper. Reference: Hacker/Ashmolean 70.

This concludes Part VI of “The Treasure Hunt”

About Annex Galleries

The Annex Galleries holds one of the largest original fine print inventories on the West Coast. With over 9,000 works, we specialize in (but are not limited to) original prints of the WPA era, Arts & Crafts movement, and Abstract Expressionism through the 1960's, with a focus on American and Californian artists both known and unknown. We have everything from Durer to Baumann to Picasso.
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2 Responses to The Treasure Hunt: Part VI

  1. Breath-taking! The pieces by Arp,Fantin-Latour,Daumier, Marcoussis,Pascin and Roualt in
    particular “blue me away!” Thank you for an exquisite visual journey. Serious collectors will
    be darn lucky to be able to add any of your prints to their collections.

    L.Simon artist/printmaker

  2. Reblogged this on Cat Among the Pigeons Press and commented:
    Wonderful prints from The Annex Galleries – The Treasure Hunt:Part VI – I especially like all the sea creatures in ‘Jean-Emile Laboureur: Androméde, 1935; etching’.

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