Current Inventory by Edgar Chahine

Les Buttes Chaumont (First Plate)

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Edgar Chahine (1874-1947), Les Buttes Chaumont (Premier Planche), drypoint, 1917, signed in pencil lower left, annotated “ep d’artiste”, titled lower right. Reference: Tabanelli 337, second state (of 2). Aside from the edition of 50. In very good condition, printed on a Japon pelure applique (on a heavy cream Arches paper, with the Arches watermark), as called for by Tabanelli. The full sheet with deckle edges, 8 1/2 x 12 1/2, the sheet 13 x 19 3/4 inches. Provenance: Galerie Grillon, Paris A fine impression, printed in a brownish/black ink with substantial burr from the drypoint work, and plate tone. In […]

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Gigolette

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Edgar Chahine (1874-1947), Gigolette, drypoint, 1924, signed in pencil. Tabanelli 399, from the edition of 50 proofs. Only state.  On a china applique on wove, in very good condition, with full margins, 12 1/2 x 8 3/4, the sheet 19 x 13 inches; archival mounting. A fine fresh impression printed in dark brown ink, with substantial drypoint burr and carefully placed plate tone. The plate has been wiped more cleanly on the blouse and face of Gigolette, giving these areas a luminous quality. Edgar Chahine was born in Venice, to Armenian parents, and spent his youth in Constantinople. He moved to […]

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Ginette

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Edgar Chahine (1874-1947), Ginette, drypoint, 1915, signed in pencil lower left, titled lower right, and numbered (19/50). Reference: Tabanelli 333, only state. In very good condition, the full sheet with wide margins (a crease near margin edge left, slight toning); 8 1/2 x 12 1/2, the sheet 12 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches, archival matting. A fine impression of this rare print, printed in lush black ink with much satiny burr from the drypoint work, printed with a subtle layering of plate tone especially toward the bottom. Tabanelli notes that he does not know the edition size of this plate, that the […]

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Ada

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Edgar Chahine (1874-1947), Ada, 1901, drypoint, signed in pencil lower left also initials, dated and titled in the plate] Reference: Tabanelli 65, second state (of 2). In very good condition, with full margins, on cream wove paper, 7 1/4 x 13, the sheet 14 x 22 inches. Archival mounting with window mat. A very fine impression of this important Fin de Siecle Belle Epoque masterpiece, surely Chahine’s greatest portrait. With a rich drypoint burr on Ada’s fur and hat, and a subtle layer of plate tone over her dress and divan; her face and parts of the hat have been […]

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