Edith by Pierre Courtin

Edith by Pierre Courtin

Edith

Pierre Courtin

Title

Edith

 
Artist

Pierre Courtin

  1921 - 2012 (biography)
Year
c. 1944  
Technique
engraving, printed from a copper plate 
Image Size
7 x 5 1/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
4 of 25  
Annotations
pencil titled in lower left corner of the paper; stamped verso Made in France 
Reference
not in Riviere 
Paper
ivory BFK Rives watermarked wove 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22423 
Price
$500.00 
Description

The catalogue raisonné of Courtin's graphic works spans the years 1944 to 1977 and illustrates 400 of his abstract, often three dimensional prints. This image likely precedes the raisonné and anticipates the cubist figurative vocabulary he began using in early engravings. The fact that it is editioned at 25 impressions indicates this was not just a student project.

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.