Paris, Rue St. Denis by Max Pollak

Paris, Rue St. Denis by Max Pollak

Paris, Rue St. Denis

Max Pollak

Title

Paris, Rue St. Denis

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
c. 1920  
Technique
softground etching & color aquatint, printed a la poupée 
Image Size
14 x 11 13/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
17/150; approximately 25 printed 
Annotations
pencil titled, in lower left; also in lower left corner of the paper inscribed "printed a 25"; bears the red FPC collector's stamp in the lower left; from the collection of Friedl Pollak 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory laid with Van Gelder Zonen with partial watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22548 
Price
$600.00 
Description

Pollak used very subtle touches of color aquatint, printed a la poupée to add some color to this active composition centered around the towering arch; cars, buses and pedestrians bustle on a gray day in Paris. Though he enthusiastically editioned this image at 150, his pencil note in the margin indicates he only printed 25.

The triumphal arch of Porte Saint-Denis is situated in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. The architect was Francois Blondel and construction began in 1672. It is one of four remaining triumphal arches in the city of Paris. It is located at the crossing of the Rue Saint-Denis, continued by the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, with the Boulevard de Bonne-Nouvelle and the Boulevard Saint-Denis.