25e Rue, New York
Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), 25e Rue, New York, etching and drypoint, 1907, signed in pencil lower left, also titled “Coin de rue Sixth Avenue, New York” and numbered “no. 6” at the bottom margin [also signed, titled and dated in the plate lower right]. Reference: Laboureur 69, second state (of 2). One of about 23 proofs taken during Laboureur’s lifetime in this state; there were another four first state impressions (before the drypoint work was added to the sky). In very good condition, the full sheet, 7 1/2 x 6, the sheet 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches.
Provenance: Marcel Le Compte, Paris, with his pencil marking.
A fine impression, printed in brown ink on a cream wove paper with the CH Wittman watermark.
This print is based on a photograph taken by the artist during a visit to New York; it portrays the corner of Sixth Avenue and 25th Street in Manhattan. At the left a train is coming in on the now-defunct Sixth Avenue El, which was closed in 1938 and razed in 1939.