Braquemond “Chemin de Halage Au Bas Meudon” on Japon paper
Rare Braquemond “Chemin de Halage Au Bas Meudon” on Japon paper
Felix Bracquemond’s great influence upon contemporary etching cannot be appreciated without a close study of his reproductive work. Here the virtuoso appears in all his brilliance… The secret of Felix Bracquemond’s technique is its diversity. He never kept to a fixed rule. Starting from the selection of the most suitable paper and not afraid of changing his medium till he came to the finishing stroke, he never failed to produce the exact shade of effect he desired.
Famous both for his etchings after his designs and the designs of his contemporaries, Felix Bracquemond was a major artist of the nineteenth century etching revival in France. Apprenticed to a lithographer at the age of fifteen, he was largely self-taught in the art of etching and produced his first prints in this medium at the age of nineteen. As a young man he befriended such artist-etchers as Manet and Legros as well as such authors as Gautier and the Goncourts. In 1863, at the age of thirty, Felix Bracquemond was awarded the French Legion of Honour for his contribution to the art of etching.
Here is a rare impression of Rare Bracquemond “Chemin de Halage Au Bas Meudon” on japon paper. Published by Les Chefs d oeuvre and printed by Chardon Wittmann, Paris. The work is inscribed in the plate BRAQUEMOND del. et. sculp. The image measures 10 by 7.75 inches. Printed on japon paper and attached to a nice quality wove paper with good margins. This is in good condition.