Figure assise no 6 (Seated figure, number 6) by Pierre Courtin

Figure assise no 6 (Seated figure, number 6) by Pierre Courtin

Figure assise no 6 (Seated figure, number 6)

Pierre Courtin

Title

Figure assise no 6 (Seated figure, number 6)

 
Artist

Pierre Courtin

  1921 - 2012 (biography)
Year
1945  
Technique
engraving from a copper plate 
Image Size
5 1/2 x 2 3/4" platemark 
Signature
lower right pencil; "C" in plate, lower center. 
Edition Size
3-25 
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
Riviere 12 (illustrated upside down) 
Paper
soft antique-white wove 
State
only known state 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22156 
Price
$350.00 
Description

Pierre Courtin did his first abstract engraving in 1944. He had studied with Cubist painter and theorist André Lhote with whom he delved into the abstracted visual language of Cubism.

His first 14 engravings were a series of Cubist figure studies, standing or seated figures, including a series of 7 "Seated Figure" plates. This engraving, number 6 in the series and his 12th print, is illustrated upside down in the Riviere catalogue raisonné.

His images got more angular and were etched deeply, most of his prints had a definite third dimension, like bas-reliefs.