Aigle Royal by Joseph Hecht

Aigle Royal by Joseph Hecht

Aigle Royal

Joseph Hecht

Title

Aigle Royal

 
Artist

Joseph Hecht

  1891 - 1951 (biography)
Year
1928 -29 
Technique
engraving 
Image Size
5 7/8 x 7 3/4 
Signature
pencil, lower right; monogram in upper center of image. 
Edition Size
not determined, proofs only 
Annotations
 
Reference
Tonneau-Ryckelynck/Plumart 178 
Paper
wove paper/ no watermark 
State
I/I 
Publisher
artist; Chalcographie du Louvre 
Inventory ID
8376 
Price
$500.00 
Description
"Aigle Royal" was engraved by Hecht in 1928-29 at Atelier 17 in Paris and appears to have been pulled in just a few proofs. It has a full page illustration on page 83 of the catalogue raisonnĂ©. It was seeing Hecht's engravings that piqued Hayter's interest in the medium and resulted in Hayter, with Hecht's help, starting Atelier 17 as a venue to experiment with the medium, which Hayter felt had been abandoned as a fine print method. Hecht's images overwhelmingly included animals and birds. Following "Aigle Royal" he engraved a portfolio of 11 prints titled "Animaux." See our Biography of Hecht for more information.