Les Ferres by Augusta Payne Rathbone

Les Ferres by Augusta Payne Rathbone

Les Ferres

Augusta Payne Rathbone

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Title

Les Ferres

 
Artist
Year
c. 1938  
Technique
etching & color aquatint 
Image Size
10 5/8 x 14 1/2" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Artist's proof 
Annotations
inscribed by the artist in lower left corner: 2e Epreuve; several annotations in other hands on the verso 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove paper with an unidentified watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
23199 
Price
$1,250.00 
Description

'Les Ferres' is one of about twenty aquatints that Rathbone produced depicting the villages of the southern France around 1938. 'Les Ferres' is a tiny commune in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in southeastern France. It is situated at the top of a forested mountain pass in the Esteron valley, north of Vence and southeast of Roquesteron.

Rathbone chose to emphasize the Alpine mountain, the roofs of the village can be seen at the right, on the backside of the mountain. There are currently about 100 residents in the town.

Rathbone uses bold, gestural black etched lines to define the planes of the landscape and then adds color aquatint to fill in the tonal areas to create light and dark, shadow and sun, chiaroscuro and sky.

 

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