Alphonse Daudet by Eugene Carriere

Alphonse Daudet by Eugene Carriere

Alphonse Daudet

Eugene Carriere

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Title

Alphonse Daudet

 
Artist
Year
1893  
Technique
lithograph, printed Chine applique 
Image Size
15 5/8 x 12" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right support sheet 
Edition Size
proof, outside the edition of 100 
Annotations
In pencil, on support sheet above signature: "a M. Manchon avec le souvenir affectueux du..." ("to Mr. Manchon with fond memories of ...") 
Reference
Delteil 16 
Paper
china paper collaged to heavy antique white wove paper 
State
Artist's proof printed in black ink. 
Publisher
L'Estampe Originale. 
Inventory ID
23401 
Price
$3,000.00 
Description

This mysterious portrait, done in 1893, is of French novelist Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897) by Symbolist painter/printmaker Eugene Carriere. Like his contemporary, Redon, he coaxes the subject's image out of the dark, like a mezzotint. Drawing, scratching and scraping the stone, he worked from dark to light, attempting to capture the essence of Daudet.

Carriere's lithographic technique was unique in printmaking and has inspired generations of printmakers since. This work is printed on a thin China paper in order to capture all the subtlety in the drawing and then is glued to a heavier support sheet to protect it from damage while being handled.

This proof is from the first state and is dedicated by Carriere to a "M. Manchon", probably French printmaker Gaston Albert Manchon (1855-1951), it translates to "to Mr. Manchon with fond memories of (unreadable).."

 

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