Le Rydeack by Felicien Joseph Victor Rops

Le Rydeack by Felicien Joseph Victor Rops

Le Rydeack

Felicien Joseph Victor Rops

Title

Le Rydeack

 
Artist
Year
c. 1875  
Technique
soft-ground etching (vernis mou) with heliogravure 
Image Size
10 1/2 x 7 9/16" image; 14-7/8 x 10-1/4" platemark 
Signature
signed with red crayon in lower margin; in plate, within image, lower left 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
pencil titled in lower margin, faint circular stamp in lower right corner. 
Reference
Exsteens 348, Ramiro 83 
Paper
ivory vellum paper 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
20989 
Price
$400.00 
Description

These original works were a combination of photography and traditional printmaking, much as Rouault did a few years later in his prints for Miserere.

Rops used heliogravure, a technical process using chemicals to make printing plates used for intaglio printing. The work is reproduced on metal by photographic transfer. Rops discovered that heliogravure was a practical way of transferring his drawings to copperplate. He often reworked his plates by hand, according to traditional etching techniques, such as line etching and soft ground etching.