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 press (5 in black, 20 in color).
Fine impressions of this rare set, with colors fresh.
Colors are yellow, violet, blue-grey, red, green, blue-green.
The portfolio cover is entitled “Instantanes: Suite de six nus dessines and graves sur bois par J.E. Laboureur.”