Current Inventory by Jean-Emile Laboureur

Instantanes

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Instantes, 1911, a portfolio of six woodcuts, including the original paper wrapper, each print is signed and numbered (14/40) in pencil, printed in various colors. Reference: Laboureur 655 (1-6), only  state. Printed on soft wove paper. In very good condition, each print matted as issued, the largest about 7 1/4 x 5 1/2, the sheets 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. This set is one of only five in color pulled by hand. The first 10 sets were pulled by hand in black and white, the next five pulled by hand in color, the rest printed by […]

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Trois Contes Cruels

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Trois Contes Cruels, set of 9 color woodcuts, 1926, each signed in pencil, with the original portfolio wrapper. Reference: Laboureur 748, from the deluxe edition of 10,  printed in gold and silver, apart from the text (book) edition of 160 numbered copies; there was also an edition of 9 portfolios issued in black and white; printed on a soft cream wove paper.  In very good condition, with margins, the largest image is about 4 1/2 x 4, the sheets each 9 3/8 x 6 1/4 inches. Fine impressions of this rare set. According to Laboureur’s notebook entry, […]

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Le Balcon sur la Mer

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Balcon sur la Mer, engraving, 1923, signed in pencil lower right and numbered (49/57) [also initialed in the plate lower right]. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 274, third state (of 3), from the total printing in all states of about 75. In very good condition, the full sheet, 77 7/8 x 8 1/4, the sheet 18 7/8 x 12 inches. Provenance: Henri M. Petiet (cf. Lugt 2021a, with his stamp verso) A fine impression of this iconic Laboureur print, printed in black on a greenish laid paper, with unidentified initials watermark. This composition is said to depict the […]

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Le Diner Chez le Bistro

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  Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Diner Chez le Bistro, engraving, 1923, signed in pencil lower left, numbered (9/60) and inscribed “imp” lower right [also with the monogram and date lower left in the plate]. Reference: Laboureur 255, second state (of 2), from the edition of 60, the total printing was 74. In excellent condition, the full sheet with full margins, printed on a white wove paper (watermark “J Perrigo”). 6 1/4 x 5 1/2, the sheet 11 x 8 15/16 inches. A fine impression, printed by the artist personally, with a subtle veil of plate tone. Sylvain Laboureur notes that […]

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Le Diner a L’Auberge

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Diner a L’Auberge, 1917-1922), engraving, signed in pencil lower left and numbered (45/55) lower right. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 173, second state (of 2). In excellent condition, with full margins, 8 x 6 3/4, the sheet 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches. A fine impression, printed in black ink on a cream wove paper. In the second state the figure of the woman is adjusted so that she holds the hat pin appended to her hat. Proofs of the first state were pulled in 1917;  a numbered edition of 55 impressions in the second state were printed […]

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La Marchande de Violettes

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Marchande de Violettes, etching, 1914, signed in pencil lower left and numbered (33/35) lower right [also signed and dated in the plate lower right].  Reference: Sylvan Laboureur 132, only state, from the edition of 35.  Printed in black ink on a greenish tinged laid ledger paper (with a V watermark), with the ledger lines still showing (visible on the right and left platemarks), in excellent condition, the full sheet with wide margins, 10 1/2 x 8 3/4, the sheet 18 1/16 x 12 1/2 inches. A very fine impression, on this unusual paper, particularly effective given […]

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Le Cafe du Commerce

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  Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Cafe du Commerce, etching, 1913, signed in pencil lower left and numbered lower right 28/35 [also with the signature and date in the plate]. Reference: Godefroy 126, Sylvain Laboureur 126, only state. From the edition of 35; there were also 4 artist proofs. In excellent condition, with full margins and deckle edges, 11 3/4 x 13 1/2, the sheet 15 1/4 x 19 7/8 inches. On a heavy cream/ivory wove paper. A fine impression of Laboureur’s great Cubist masterpiece, printed with a subtle veil of plate tone. Provenance: Henri M. Petiet (with his oval ink […]

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La Fille aux Oies

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Fille aux Oies, engraving, 1916, signed in pencil lower left, numbered (4/40) lower right and inscribed “imp,” also titled lower left margin edge. Reference: Sylvan Laboureur 159, second state (of 2), from the edition of 40.In very good condition, with margins (remains of prior hinging verso), 6 3/4 x 6 1/8, the sheet 11 x 8 3/4 inches. A fine impression of this early cubist-influenced engraving. In 1917 Apollinaire wrote to Laboureur: “Je voudrais bien avoir le portrait de femme [L. 170] et la gardienne d’oies promis.”

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Cavaliers Anglais En Picardie

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    Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Cavaliers Anglais en Picardie, engraving, 1916, signed in pencil lower left, numbered (20/35) and inscribed “imp” lower right [also initialed in the plate lower left]. Reference: Laboureur 158, second state (of 2), from the edition of 35, a total of 43 impressions were printed. In good condition, some unobtrusive scuff marks, on a tan laid paper, watermark MBM, with margins, 8 1/2 x 5 3/4, the shet 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. A fine impression of this cubist-influenced engraving. Laboureur studied the old masters in the print rooms of Europe, and here combines a […]

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La Marchande de Liqueurs

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Marchande de Liqueurs, engraving, 1916-1920, signed in pencil lower left and numbered (7/45), annotated “imp” lower right, and titled lower left margin. Reference: Laboureur 165, second state (of 2). In very good condition (remains of prior hinging right edge verso), the full sheet with wide margins, printed in black ink on cream laid paper. 5 1/4 x 4 1/4, the sheet 10 3/4 x 8 5/8 inches. Provenance: Marcel Lecompte, Paris A fine fresh impression, printed with a subtle veil of plate tone. An exquisite example of Laboureur’s use of the burin in furtherance of his […]

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25e Rue, New York

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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 […]

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L’ile Desert

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), L’ile Desert, etching, 1914, signed in pencil lower left and numbered lower right (33/35). Reference: Laboureur 135, only state, from the edition of 35. In very good condition, the full sheet, printed on cream wove Van Gelder Zonen paper (with the full watermark), 11 5/8 x 13 5/8, the sheet 17 1/2 x 22 inches. Provenance: Marcel Lecompte, Paris, with his pencil marking recto. A fine impression of this large cubist composition, printed in a dark brownish/black ink on a cream white wove paper. L’ile Desert was based on a visit Laboureur made to Nova Scotia (La […]

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L’Amazon

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    Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), L’Amazon, etching on zinc, 1913, signed in pencil and inscribed to R. Bonfils, dated, and numbered 15/25. Reference: Laboureur 120, only state, from the edition of 25. In very good condition (crease in right margin), the full sheet, 7 3/4 x 5 3/4, the sheet 9 5/8 x 7 3/4 inches. Provenance: Marcel Lecompte; also (presumably) the artist Robert Bonfils to whom the print is inscribed. A fine impression of this delicately printed composition, with a subtle veil of plate tone. The subject is the artist’s sister in front of the family home in Nantes. […]

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Bar en Pennsylvanie

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  Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Bar en Pennsylvanie, etching, 1914. Signed in pencil lower left and numbered 21/35 lower right [also signed and dated lower in the plate lower left]. Printed in a dark brownish/black ink on cream laid MBM paper (with the watermark). Reference: Laboureur 134, only state, from the edition of 35. In very good condition, the full sheet (slight soiling in margin edge upper left, small tear margin edge bottom, remains of prior hinging verso). 8 1/4 x 8 5/8, the sheet 13 x 11 inches. A fine impression of this quintessential cubist print. In the famed exhibit […]

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Jeune Fille au Cocktail

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Jeune Fille au Cocktail, engraving, 1921, signed in pencil lower left, numbered (18/65) lower right and annotated “imp”. Reference: Laboureur 224, second state (of 2), from the edition of 65 (another 8 impressions were printed in the first state). In good condition, the full sheet, some cockling in the paper towards the left.  Printed in black on a cream laid MBM paper (with the watermark), 5 1/2 x 4 3/4, the sheet 10 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches. Provenance: Marcel Lecompte, with his pencil marking recto. A fine impression of this delicately printed composition, engraved in a […]

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Le Souper des Dockers

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Souper des Dockers, engraving, 1919-1920, signed in pencil lower left, titled lower left, and numbered (27/35) lower right. Reference: Laboureur 186, second state (of 2), from the edition of 35. In very good condition, the full sheet with wide margins (remains of prior hinging verso), printed on a cream wove Van Gelder Zonen paper (with the watermark), 4 5/8 x 4 7/8, the sheet 10 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches. Provenance: Galerie Marcel Lecompte (Paris, with his pencil mark);  Colnaghi (London, with their stock number C.68527) A fine sharp impression printed in black ink. A superb […]

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La Porte de L’Estaminet – 2 states and the drawing

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Porte de L’Estaminet, etching and roulette, 1925, the preliminary drawing, the etching in the second state (of 3), and the etching in the third state (of 3).  Sylvain Laboureur 294; total impressions printed 85. The third state impression is inscribed “imp” lower left and numbered (54/65), also signed lower left, and titled lower in the margin. The second state impression is signed and numbered 7/7. The drawing is initialed in pencil lower right.  Each impression and the drawing in good condition.  Plate size for the prints: 5 7/8 x 3 3/4 inches, each with wide margins. […]

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La Fille au Litre (Grande Planche), 1921

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Fille au Litre (Grande Planche), engraving, 1921, signed in pencil lower left and inscribed “ep d’art”. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 217, third state (of 3), the trial proof (or one of the five impressions “hors-tirage”, the edition was 65. In excellent condition, remains of prior hinging verso, printed on a cream wove paper with full margins, 8 3/8 x 7 1/8, the sheet 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches. A fine impression. Perhaps Laboureur’s most famous engraved portrait,  made in his incomparable cubist manner, and a stunning example of his use of engraving within his mature cubism […]

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Tea-Room Du Front Anglais: The Drawing, Annotated 1st State, 1st State, Canceled Plate

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Tea-Room Du Front Anglais, etching and engraving, 1919-1923.  Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 189. Four sheets: the drawing for the print, an impression of the first state (of 2), an impression of the first state extensively drawn over in pencil in preparation for the second state, and an impression of the canceled plate. The drawing: in pen and pencil, signed, titled and dated, with margins, 8 3/8 x 7 15/16 inches, the sheet 11 1/4 x 10 inches, on a thin tan wove tracing paper, in generally good condition, with tack holes in margins, with the Henri Petiet stamp […]

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Images De L’Arrière

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Images De L’Arrière, 1918, portfolio of 9 (of 10) woodcuts, with complete text, title page (including the woodcut frontispiece).  Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 715.A and 715.2-10 (not 715.1), second state (of 2). One of the 380 numbered copies, numbered 145 on the justification page. Printed by Francois Bernouard, Paris; published by a La Belle Edition, Paris, in the original printed paper folder, the woodcuts loose as issued. In  good condition (some pin pricks in left margins not affecting images), the full sheets, 8 1/4 x 9 3/8, the sheets 8 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches. Printed on cream […]

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Le Gramophone – Woodcut – The Print and the Block

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Gramophone, 1918-21, woodcut – both the woodblock and a print from the block. The print is signed in pencil lower left, and numbered lower right (24/45) [also initialed in the block lower right].  Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 712, only state, total printing of 45 impressions. Both in excellent condition; the print on a cream wove paper, a nick at left edge, some handling folds in margins; the full sheet with deckle edges, both the print and block are 9 3/4 x 8 1/2, the sheet 17 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches. The block is about 3/4 inch […]

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Asperges et Radis – all four states, and the preliminary drawing

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Asperges et Radis, engraving, 1928, impressions of each of the four states of the engraving, and the preliminary pencil drawing (in reverse, see illustration below). Each of the engravings signed and numbered, the drawing initialled and dated.  Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 384, four states, about 75 impressions printed in all four states, 35 in the edition in the fourth state. 7 x 9 1/2 inches, 165 x 225 mm. Provenance: Henri Petiet, with his initials (HMP) stamp verso (not in Lugt) states 2 and 4. The drawing is 6 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches, in pencil, in reverse. […]

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Sortie de Theatre a Londres

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Sortie de Theatre a Londres, etching and drypoint, 1911, signed in pencil lower left [also signed and dated in the plate upper right]. Reference: Laboureur 104, third state (of 3).  Published for La Societe des amis de l’eau-forte, with the blindstamp with the inscription: Circle Librairie Estampes. From an edition in the third state of 109; there were also 5 impressions of the first state and five of the second state. In excellent condition, the full sheet with deckle edges bottom and sides, 6 3/4 x 14; a remarque lower left 2 x 3 1/2, the sheet […]

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Paysage aux Buttes-Chaumont (1re Planche)

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Paysage aux Buttes-Chaumont (First Plate), etching, 1920,  signed in pencil lower left, numbered (2/8) and inscribed imp, also titled. Reference: Laboureur 204, only state. In very good condition, the full sheet, some thin spots in margins verso. 7 7/8 x 9, the sheet 10 5/8 x 14 1/4 inches. A fine impression of this rare plate, printed on cream wove paper. Laboureur made only 10 impressions in all, two trial proofs and 8 numbered. He later made another version (L. 205). Conceived by the architect Haussmann in the late 19th century, the Buttes-Chaumont is a sweeping romantic-style […]

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Eau Fraiche

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Eau Fraiche, woodcut, 1907, signed and numbered (10/30). Reference: Godefry, Sylvain Laboureur 633, second state (of 2). On a cream laid Japan paper, in good condition (slight folding at corner tips). From the series Toilettes. Provenance: ex Collection Alfred Bourdeley (Lugt 421), with his collector’s stamp bottom right recto. A fine impression of this early Modernist woodcut. Jean-Emile Laboureur traveled to Paris in 1895 intending to study law at the Sorbonne, but found himself drawn to the nearby famed Academie Julian, and although he never officially matriculated there, he became immersed in the Parisian art scene. The great […]

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Chez la Corsetiere

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Chez la Corsetiere, soft ground etching and drypoint, a color etching made with two plates, 1934, signed in pencil lower left, also titled and inscribed “epreuve d’essai (en couleur)” and “tire a 5 epreuves” lower margin by the artist. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 494, first state (of 2). In excellent condition, printed on a cream wove paper with the watermark initials AMV. The full sheet with margins, 8 1/4 x 6, the sheet 11 x 8 3/4 inches, archival matting. A fine impression of the rare first state, before additional definitional lines to the mirror and other areas […]

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La Repasseuse (The Presser)

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Jean-Emile Laboueur (1877-1943), La Repasseuse (The Presser), 1937, engraving and drypoint. Signed and numbered in pencil (29/67) [with the monogram bottom left]. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 527, third state of three. In good condition, on  tan wove paper, with wide margins (remains of prior hinging verso), 9 1/4 x 7, the sheet 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, archival mounting. A fine impression. Jean-Emile Laboureur traveled to Paris in 1895 intending to study law at the Sorbonne, but found himself drawn to the nearby famed Academie Julian, and although he never officially matriculated there, he became immersed in the Parisian art scene. In […]

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La Cage

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Jean-Emile Laboureur ((1887-1943), La Cage- 1928, color engraving and aquatint, Sylvain Laboureur 366, only state. Edition 68. Signed and annotated 64/68 ép. in pencil. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower right. Image size: 8 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches (206 x 146 mm); sheet size: 14 1/4 x 9 15/16 inches (362 x 252 mm). A fine impression, on antique cream laid paper, with full margins (2 1/4 to 3 1/2 inches), in excellent condition. This was done using two plates (black and sanguine). In the Philadelphia journal Sunday Morning, April 20, 1930, it was noted: “Here is a […]

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Le Marché aux Fleurs ou la Rencontre

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Marché aux Fleurs ou la Rencontre, 1914, Engraving. Sylvain Laboureur 127, second state (of 2). Edition of 35. Signed, titled, and numbered 2/35 ép in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Image size: 11 1/8 x 13 9/16 inches (283 x 344 mm); sheet size 12 7/8 x 16 3/8 inches (327 x 416 mm). A superb impression, with rich burr and delicate overall plate tone, on cream wove paper; full margins (6/8 to 1 3/8 inches); slight light toning within the original mat opening, otherwise in excellent condition. One of Laboureur’s most […]

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Le Jockey d’Epsom

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1887-1943),  Le Jockey d’Epsom (Deuxieme Planche), 1913, engraving. Reference:Sylvain Laboureur 125, only state. Edition of only 30. Signed, titled, and numbered 17/30 in pencil. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower left. Image size: 8 1/4 x 8 13/16 inches (210 x 224 mm); sheet size 9 1/2 x 10 inches (241 x 254 mm). A fine impression, with rich burr throughout and delicate overall plate tone, on cream wove paper; full margins (5/8 to 3/4 inch), in excellent condition. In the “L’Express de l”Ouest” of February 18, 1914, the critic Bernesto wrote: “Cette eau-forte est une des […]

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Toilette

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Toilette- 1930, Drypoint. Sylvain Laboureur 432, Godefroy 432. Total printing only 26, in both states; 2nd state (of 2). Signed and annotated 4/15 ép. in pencil. Signed in the plate, lower left. Image size: 10 1/2 x 7 inches (267 x 178 mm); sheet size 17 5/8 x 11 inches (448 x 479 mm). A fine impression, on pale gray wove paper, with full margins (2 to 4 1/2 inches), in excellent condition. Laboureur considered Toilette, initially titled “Le Baton de Rouge or Femme a Sa Toilette, an “essai de pointe seche”; it is a very rare […]

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La Peche aux Crevette

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1887-1943), La Peche aux Crevette- 1928, Engraving. Sylvain Laboureur 375, Godefroy 375. Total printing 82 (58 in the third state); 3rd state (of 3). Signed and numbered 24/58 ep in pencil. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Image size: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches (143 x 105 mm); sheet size 12 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches (327 x 248 mm). A fine impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (2 3/4 to 4 5/8 inches); in excellent condition. One of Laboureur’s most delightful small-scale compositions, La Peche aux Crevette has been included in at least 24 […]

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Lovers

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Jean-Emile Laboureur, The Amores, plate 5 (Impotence), etching in sanguine, 1931, signed. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 440, volume 2, page 231. The rare first state (there were six proofs of the first state, only one printed in sanguine); in the second state the etching was included as part of the book The Amores at the Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire. In very good condition, remains of prior hinging top corners, on a cream wove paper with the watermark AMV, the full sheet with wide margins, 5 3/8 x 4, the sheet 11 x 8 3/4 inches, archival window matting. A […]

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Negres Americains a Saint-Nazaire

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Negres Americains a Saint-Nazaire, 1917-1920, engraving on cream wove paper, signed in pencil lower left, titled lower left margin edge, and numbered (4/35) and inscribed imp lower right [monogram in the plate], 6.25 x 5.06, the sheet 9.75 x 7.5 inches. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur, Godefry 180. Second state (of 2). In very good condition, with margins and archival mounting. A fine impression of this important and rare cubist-influenced engraving. One of the most popular and engaging of Laboureur’s early images of World War I, Negres Americains a Saint-Nazaire has been exhibited at at least 18 of the […]

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Anzacs

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Jean-Emile Laboureur, Anzacs, woodcut, 1918-22,  signed and numbered (7/45), the second state (of 2). Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 713. In good condition, with remains of old hinges at left margin, a fold at bottom margin edge, archival matting. Plate 10 x 5 1/2 inches, the sheet 17 x 9 1/4 inches. A clean, bright impression, made in 1918 (a few proofs printed at that time; the edition printed a bit later) just as Laboureur’s singular approach to cubism was emerging. ANZACs stands for Australian New Zealand Army Corps (in France during WWI). On laid paper, with an MBM watermark. Jean-Emile Laboureur was born in […]

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Souper a New York

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-, Souper a New York, etching on zinc, 1907, signed in pencil bottom left margin; also annotated “No 11/20 imp” bottom margin. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 67, only state. [with the signature and date in the plate lower right] From the small edition of only 16 impressions. In very good condition, the full sheet with deckle edges, on cream laid Ch. Whittman paper with their watermark, 6 x 7 1/2, the sheet 9 3/4 x 13 inches; archival mounting. A fine impression, printed in a dark brown/black ink. Sylvain Laboureur notes that this print was numbered according to a proposed edition size […]

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Touristes en Bretagne

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Jan-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Touristes en Bretagne, engraving and roulette, 1928, signed in pencil lower left; numbered (42/58) and annotated “imp.” lower right [with the initial L bottom right in the plate]. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 376, third state (of 3). In very good condition, with wide/full margins, printed on a cream wove paper, 4 3/8 x 4 3/4, the sheet 9 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches, archival matting. A fine delicately printed impression. The natives of this small town are at the left, carrying baskets and wearing aprons and wooden shoes; the small group of tourists at the right are gazing […]

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L’Enfant Blessé

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), L’Enfant Blessé, engraving, 1916, signed in pencil lower left and numbered (4/25) twice lower right. Reference: Laboureur 142, second state (of 2). From the edition of 25, the total printing was 32. In very good condition apart from some soft folds toward the left; printed on a cream laid paper with margins, 4 x 3 3/4, the sheet 5 x 4 1/4 inches, archival matting. A fine impression of this exquisitely detailed rendering. This composition is a marvelous example of Laboureur’s adaptation of the Cubist idiom to his own work. In particular, Laboureur capitalizes on the capacity of the […]

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Jeunes Filles Sur Le Port

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Jean-Emile Laboureur, Jeunes Filles Sur Le Port, 1920, engraving, signed in pencil [also initialed and dated in the plate]. Reference: Godefry, Sylvain Laboureur 200, second state of two. An artist’s proof apart from the edition of 85 in this state; there were about 110 impressions printed in all before the plate was cancelled. In pristine condition, the full sheet with deckle edges, 6 x 5 3/8, the sheet 11 x 9 inches, archival mounting. A fine clear impression. Jean-Emile Laboureur was born in Nantes in 1877. He traveled to Paris in 1895 intending to study law at the Sorbonne, but […]

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La Promenade Sur Le Port

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Promenade Sur Le Port, 1933, engraving, signed in pencil lower left. Reference: Godefry 482, Sylvain Laboureur 482, second state (of 2); from the edition of 235 (a total of 263 were printed) printed for the Print Club of Cleveland as a Presentation Print (1935). In pristine condition, still in the original presentation mat, on a cream wove paper with full margins, 8 1/2 x 8 3/4, the sheet 13 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches. A fine impression, printed with a subtle veil of plate tone. By the mid-Thirties Laboureur was of course well known as a printmaker […]

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La Halte des Bohemiens

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943) engraving La Halte des Bohemiens, 1938, signed and numbered (73/108) in pencil. References: Godefry, Sylvain Laboureur 539. Third state of three, edition of 108 in this state, about 120 in all states.  Published by the Societe de Peintres – Graveurs, and with their blindstamp lower left. In excellent condition, with full margins (tiny nick bottom margin edge); archival mounting. 12 3/4 x 11, the sheet 19 x 14 3/4 inches. A fine impression of this tour-de-force of modernist engraving. La Halte des Bohemiens is one of Laboureur’s larger plates, an ambitious undertaking for the artist who was just over […]

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Paysage au Buttes-Chaumont (2nd Planche)

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943) etching and engraving Paysage au Buttes-Chaumont (2nd Planche), 1920-21, signed and numbered ( 38/55) in pencil.  Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 205. In very good condition with wide margins (remains of old hinging on margin verso, some showing through not near image).  On white wove paper, 7 7/8 x 9 1/4, the sheet 10 x 13 1/2 inches, archival matting. A fine, fresh and clear impression of this important cubist-influenced scene. Jean-Emile Laboureur was born in Nantes in 1877. He traveled to Paris in 1895 intending to study law at the Sorbonne, but found himself drawn to the nearby […]

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Coin de Rue Dans Soho (New York City)

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1947), Coin de Rue Dans Soho, woodcut, 1909, signed in pencil lower left and numbered (15/15) [also initials in the plate]. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 642, Godefroy 642, second state (of 2). In very good condition, with wide margins, deckle edges left and bottom, slight traces of spotting in margin at left and bottom. 4 1/2 x 5 3/4, the sheet 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Archival mounting with window mat. A fine clear and bright impression of this early and rare woodcut. At this stage of his development Laboureur had arrived at an interesting modernist approach to the woodcut, somewhat comparable […]

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Cortland Street, New York, 1908

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Cortlandt Street, New York, 1908, etching, signed in pencil lower left, also inscribed “Premier Etat (2 epreuves)” lower left. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 75, first state (of 2). In very good condition, printed in black ink on laid paper, with margins, 10 1/8 x 5 1/2, the sheet 11 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches, archival matting. A fine impression of one of the two proofs in the first state; a small edition of 25 lifetime impressions was published in the second state. Only a tiny change was made to the plate for the second state impressions: a few lines […]

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Le Tir Forain, the print and the original drawing

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Tir Forain, engraving, 1920-21, signed in pencil lower left, titled lower left, and numbered 10//85 lower right, also annotated “imp.” [also with the monogram and date 1920 in the plate upper right]. Reference: Godefroy, Laboureur 191. Fourth state (of 4), total lifetime edition of 108 including all states. Posthumous impressions were taken in 1988, which are clearly stamped and identified. The plate has been cancelled. In very good condition, on an ivory laid paper with a double MBM watermark; the full sheet with wide margins (very slight toning, remains of prior hinging verso), 10 1/2 x 9, the sheet 15 1/2 […]

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La Receveuse

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Receveuse, engraving, 1919-1920, signed in pencil lower left, numbered (2/38) lower right and annotated ”imp” [also with initials and the date 1918 in the plate (Godefry's notes indicate that the plate was finished in 1919)]. Reference: Godefroy 190, Sylvain Laboureur 190, second state (of 2). In very good condition, the full sheet, printed on a cream wove paper with deckle edges, 7 7/8 x 5 7/8, the sheet 11 1/2 x 10 inches, archival mounting. A fine impression of this Cubist portrait. Here Laboureur uses the engraving technique which produces straight or regularly curved sharp lines, well […]

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La Cabaretiere Obese

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Cabaretiere Obese, engraving, 1917, signed in pencil lower left and numbered 7/8 lower right, also inscribed imp. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur, Godefry 172, first state (of 2). There was a trial proof and eight impressions of the first state, made in 1917; then in 1921 an edition of 45 in the second state. In very good condition, on greenish/ivory laid paper, with an elaborate Crown with the initials MBM watermark, with margins, 7 1/2 x 6 3/4, the sheet 8 7/8 x 7 1/2, archival matting. A fine impression, still with wiping marks and plate tone, especially on […]

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Pecheurs au Carrelet

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), engraving, 1925, signed in pencil lower left, numbered 53/65 lower right and annotated imp. Reference: Laboueur 300, third state (of 3), from the total of about 69 lifetime proofs (there was also a posthumous edition). In very good condition, minor handling folds at margin edges; with wide/full margins, on a cream wove paper, archival mounting with window mat, 7 1/4 x 7 5/8, the sheet 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches. A fine fresh impression. Laboureur created Pecheurs au Carrelet in engraving, a technique which  provided sharp and exact lines complimenting his personal interpretation of cubism; as is […]

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La Boutique du Cremier

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Jean-Emile Laboureur, engraving La Boutique du Cremier, 1937, signed and numbered 5/110, from the edition of 110 in this state (only a few proofs were made in a first state).  Reference: Godefry, Sylvain Laboureur 526, second state of two. With the blindstamp of the Société des Peintres-Graveurs Français (Lugt 1195a). In very fine condition, with full margins, 6 1/4 x 5 1/4, the sheet 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, archival mounting. A fine impression of this late 1930′s cubist/modernist composition. Jean-Emile Laboureur was born in Nantes in 1877. He traveled to Paris in 1895 intending to study law at […]

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Le Policeman, Londres

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Policeman, Londres, 1913, etching on zinc. Signed lower left in pencil [also with the signature and date in the plate]. Reference: Godefroy, Sylvain Laboureur 119, only state, a proof impression apart from the edition of only 14 lifetime impressions (Laboureur calls for one trial impression). In good condition, with the deckle edges, on ivory laid paper with the watermark A Parbeauf. 7 15/16 x 10 1/4, the sheet 9 x 12 3/8 inches, archival matting with non-attached mylar hinging. A very good impression of this rare print, printed with a light veil of plate tone Le Policeman […]

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Le Kiosque a Journaux, Two States

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Kiosque a Journaux, engraving, 1920-29. Two impressions, each signed, Godefroy, Sylvain Laboureur 198, states 2 and 4 (of 4). In very good condition; the state 4 impression with some folds, soiling at bottom edge, the state 2 impression with a repaired tear right margin edge. Each with wide margins, image size 11 7/8 x 8 1/8; state 2 sheet 15 5/8 x 10 1/4, state 4 sheet 19 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches, both archivally window mounted. Fine impressions of this marvelous cubist composition; a study in Laboureur’s working method as he works from the nearly […]

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Portrait of Marie Laurencin

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Portrait of Marie Laurencin, woodcut, 1914, signed in pencil lower right and numbered 20/45, also inscribed “imp.” [also with initials in plate] Reference Sylvain Laboureur 707, second state of two, in excellent condition on wove paper, the full sheet with full margins, 9 3/4 x 8 5/8, the sheet 15 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches, archival matting. Ex collection: Henri Petiet (with his stamp verso) A fine fresh impression of this rarely encountered – and very successful – cubist print. After being introduced to each other by Apollinaire in the spring of 1912 Laboureur and Laurencin became good friends […]

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Le Chapeau de Velours

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Chapeau de Velours, etching, 1914, signed in pencil lower left and numbered (17/30) lower right [also signed and dated in the plate upper right]. Reference: Godefroy, Sylvain Laboureur 128, only state. In very good condition, with margins (small thin areas verso toward corners), 8 x 6 1/4, the sheet 9 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches. Archival matting. A fine impression, printed with plate tone on an ivory wove paper. Le Chapeau is a markedly modernist print, done as Laboureur was immersed in developing the unique approach to cubism that represented a break from the more conventional aesthetic of his […]

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Lassitude

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Jean-Emile Laboureur, Lassitude, 1912, woodcut, signed and numbered (24/35) in pencil. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 682, third state (of 3). From the edition of about 35, published by Frequet, in very good condition, with wide margins, deckle edges right and bottom, a pinhole left and right margins, 9 1/2 x 10 1/8, the sheet 12 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches. A fine impression of one of Laboureur’s most famous images; the colors fresh. Although Laboureur’s own notes indicated that there were three states of this print (a few proofs in early states) his later notes for an exhibition of his work (in […]

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La Lecture Interrompue

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Lecture Interrompue (also La Liseuse), 1912, woodcut, signed and annotated “ep. d’artiste du 3 etat”. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 674. In excellent condition (tiny fleck upper right, paper imperfection), on hand made cream wove paper, the full sheet with deckle edges, 9 7/8 x 6 7/8, the sheet 15 x 11 inches, archival mounting. A fine impression of one of Laboureur’s great images; a rarity – only 11 lifetime impressions were printed. Jean-Emile Laboureur traveled to Paris in 1895 intending to study law at the Sorbonne, but found himself drawn to the nearby famed Academie Julian, and although he […]

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Le Petit Metropolitan Life Building, 1909 (only 2 impressions made)

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Jean-Emile Laboureur, Le Petit Metropolitan Life Building, etching, 1909, signed and dated in pen lower left, numbered in pencil (1/2) lower right. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 88, only state, one of the two proofs of this print, no edition. In very good condition, on a cream laid Arches paper (with a partial watermark), the full sheet, 6 3/4 x 4, the sheet 12 x 8 1/2 inches. A fine impression of this great rarity, printed with platetone. Laboureur made only two impressions of Le Petit Metropolitan Life Building; he later made another stab at this subject, larger size and in reverse […]

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Cahier de Six Paysages

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Cahier de Six Paysages, etchings, 1928, each signed in pencil and inscribed “ep d’artiste”.  Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 386-391, the artist’s proofs of the third state (of 3). The total printing in all states was 150. Contained in green hardcover boards, with a title cover.  The green board covers and the prints themselves are in excellent condition (the outer cover is torn extensively). Printed on a cream/tan Japan paper, with full margins, 3 5/8 x 5 3/8, the sheets 10 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches. Ex collection: John Gribbel (with his pencil inscription on cover) Fine clear delicately […]

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Sur la Tamise (On the Thames)

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Sur la Tamise, woodcut, 1914, signed in pencil lower left margins and numbered (3/35) lower right margin. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 696, only state. In generally good condition apart from mat stain outside of the image, slight toning, on Arches laid paper, with margins, 11 3/8 c 14 3/8, the sheet 13 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches. A good impression of this early cubist-influenced woodcut. Laboureur was of course close to Felix Vallotton, even before the turn of the century, and this woodcut shows the continuing influence of Vallotton as Laboureur was beginning to bring cubism into his […]

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Paysage au Tunnel

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Paysage au Tunnel, etching, 1920, signed in pencil lower left, numbered (19/55 ep) lower right and also titled lower left edge. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 195, second state (of 2), from the edition of 55. In very good condition, printed on a cream wove paper with deckle edges, the full sheet with wide margins, 7 7/8 x 9, the sheet 11 x 16 1/8 inches. A fine impression, printed in a dark brownish/black ink. This is similar to the composition of Paysage au Butte Chaumont (L 205) but it a more dramatic etching (here along the Loire, near […]

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Chaumieres Dans Les Marais

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Jean-Emile Laboureur etching and roulette, Chaumieres Dans Les Marais, 1930, signed lower left and numbered 12/80, Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 422, Godefry 422. Third state of three. From the total printing of 108, 85 in this state. With the blindstamp of Jacquart lower right margin. In very good condition, on medium wove paper with full margins, 7 3/4 x 8 3/4, the sheet 11 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches. A fine, vivid impression. Jean-Emile Laboureur was born in Nantes in 1877. He traveled to Paris in 1895 intending to study law at the Sorbonne, but found himself drawn to the nearby […]

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Faubourg

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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Faubourg, soft ground etching in two plates (black and sanguine), 1930, signed in pencil lower left and inscribed “imp d’essai” lower right. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 413, a trial proof of the first state (of 2); there were 20 impressions of the first state, and 170 of the second state which was issued in conjunction with the publication of L’Eloge de J.-E. Laboureur by Dr. Lucien-Graux.  In very good condition, with wide (full?) margins, 7 3/4 x 5 3/4, the sheet 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. A fine proof impression of the first state. In the second […]

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La Depart Pour La Chasse (Leaving for the Hunt)

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Jean-Emile Laboureur lithograph La Depart Pour La Chasse, in five colors, 1927, signed and numbered (35/150) in pencil (Sylvain Laboureur, Godefry 780), from the edition of 150 plus 20 hors tirage. 9 x 8 1/4 (sheet: 19 1/2 x 13 1/4) inches; 229 x 210 (sheet 495 x 337) mm, acid-free mounting.  Good condition, on a heavy wove paper with wide (full) margins and deckle edges (a fox spot in right margin away from image, scattered foxing at extreme margin edges, 2 pinholes in margins) A fine impression in vivid colors. The edition was published by the review Le Chien de […]

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