Current Inventory by Charles Meryon

Tourelle Rue de Tixeranderie (House with a Turret, Rue de Tixeranderie)

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Charles Meryon (1821-1868), Tourelle Rue de Tixeranderie, etching, 1852. References: Schneiderman 24, 2-3rd state (of 5); Delteil 29, 2-3rd  state (of 5). In very good condition, printed in browish/black ink on a bluish laid paper. In very good condition, with full margins, 9 5/8 x 5 1/8, the sheet 12 5/8 x 8 inches. Provenance: Knoedler (with their stock number K5360 verso0 Kennedy Galleries (with their stock number a 48762 verso) Émile Galichon (1829-1875), Paris (Lugt 856; cf. also Lugt 1058f, which mentions his posthumous 1875 sale of Meryon.), his sale, Paris (expert Clément), May 10-14, 1875 A fine fresh […]

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Le Styrge (The Vampire)

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Charles Meryon (1821-1868), Le Styrge (The Vampire), etching, 1853. References: Schneiderman 27, fifth state (of 10); Delteil 23, fourth state (of 8). In very good condition, with full margins, printed on a blue/green laid paper, 6 5/8 x 5, the sheet 11 x 8 5/8 inches. Provenance: Knoedler, New York (with their stock number K 2341) Colnaghi, London (with their stock number c 3114) C. W. Dowdeswell (stamp verso, Lugt 690) A fine rich impression, with plate tone. In the next state the inscription at the bottom is removed, the plate shows signs of wear and the printing is typically […]

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L’Abside de Notre Dame de Paris – 4th State

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  Charles Meryon (1821-1868), L’Abside de Notre Dame de Paris, etching with engraving and drypoint, 1854. References: Schneiderman 45, fourth state (of 9), Delteil 38, fourth state (of 8). In good condition, with thin area top edge, with full margins, 6 1/2 x 11 5/8, the sheet 10 5/8 x 17 inches. Provenance: Knoedler (with their stock number K 3025) A very good impression, printed in dark brownish/black ink on an ivory laid paper with the HUDELIST watermark (characteristic of impressions of L’Abside in this state), printed personally by the artist. The eminent art critic Phillipe Burty wrote of L’Abside: […]

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Le Rue des Toiles a Bourges

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Charles Meryon (1821-1868), Le Rue des Toiles a Bourges, etching, 1853 [signed and inscribed in the plate]. Reference: Schneiderman 31, Delteil 55. Fifth state (of 9) In very good condition with only the slightest toning, with wide/full margins, on an ivory laid D&C Blauw paper, with their watermark. 8 1/2 x 4 5/8, the sheet 13 x 8 7/8 inches; archival matting. A very fine early impression of this intermediate state, several states before publication, printed in a dark brown/black ink. Provenance: Dr. William Pelletier, with his stamp and date of purchase (1991) entered verso. Dr. Pelletier was a distinguished collector of Meryon, […]

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La Morgue – 4th State

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Charles Meryon 1821-1868), La Morgue, etching, fourth state (of 7), printed in brown/black ink,  Schneiderman 42 [with the inscription, date, address in the plate]. In very good condition, with margins (several nicks at margin edges, remains of prior hinging verso, tiny loss left margin edge, bottom right corner).  9 x 8 1/8 inches, the sheet 10 13/16 x 9 1/2 inches. Provenance: Sir John Day (his blindstamp recto lower left, Lugt 526) C.W. Dowdeswell, 36 Chancery Lane, London  (stamp verso, Lugt 690) Arthur Hahlo and Company A fine, richly inked  impression, printed on thin laid paper in a dark brown/black […]

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La Morgue – Rare 3rd State, before letters

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Charles Meryon (1821-1868), La Morgue, etching, 1854, third state (of 7), printed in dark brown/black ink. References: Delteil Wright 36, Schneiderman 42. On a thin laid paper with a watermark with the initials CD. In excellent condition, hinge remains verso, with margins, image 8 3/8 x 7 1/2, the plate 9 1/8 x 8 1/8, the sheet 9 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. A superb atmospheric impression, with extensive and selective wiping of the plate, and particularly effective inking and plate tone in the ominous clouds of smoke and the shadowy areas at the left. The richness of the lines attest to the […]

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Le Pont au Change

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Charles Meryon (1821-1868), Le Pont au Change, 1854, etching. Reference: Schneiderman 40, fifth state (of 12) [with the signature, date and address in the plate in the margin below]. On old laid paper with a Crowned Shield with Letters HP watermark. In very good condition, with wide margins (bottom left corner tip thin area, possibly restored), 6 1/8 x 13 1/8, the sheet 8 3/4 x 15 3/8 inches, archival mounting (non-attached mylar hinging within acid free window mat). A very fine early impression, printed in a brownish/black ink, printed delicately with only a touch of plate tone in the watery foreground and the […]

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Bain-Froid Chevrier (Chevrier’s Cold Bath Establishment, or The School Baths, Paris)

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Charles Meryon (1821-1868), Bain-Froid Chevrier (Chevrier’s Cold Bath Establishment, or The School Baths, Paris), 1864.  References: Delteil 44 (fourth state of six); Schneiderman 93 (fourth state of five). In very good condition, on cream laid Hudelist paper (with the lettered Hudelist watermark often found on Meryon proof impressions), with wide margins (5 1/4 x 5 5/8, the sheet 11 1/2 x 12 inches), archival mounting. With a red inked monogram lower right margin, possibly that of Phillip Burty (cf. Lugt 2071), an eminent collector of Meryon prints and author of an early Meryon catalogue. A very fine proof impression, rare in this early lifetime state. Of […]

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La Tour de L’Horloge 3rd state of 10

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Charles Meryon (1821-1868), La Tour de L’Horloge (The Clock Tower, Paris), 1852, etching with engraving. Reference: Schneiderman 23, Delteil 28. Third state (of 10). On very thin Japan paper. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. Archival mounting (non-attached mylar hinging between acid free board, glassine cover). In very good condition. Provenance: Colnaghi, London (with their notation verso). A fine early atmospheric impression, printed in dark brownish/black ink. In this state the borderline at both sides has yet to be reinforced. There is still a thin horizontal line across the lower margin above the bottom platemark, which is removed in the […]

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