Le Pauvre Hère
Theophile Steinlen (1859-1923), Le Pauvre Hère, 1902, etching and drypoint on zinc, signed and dedicated (a Mr. Gerard/cordial souvenir) in pencil. In very good condition, the full sheet, printed on cream laid paper (partial watermark IES). Reference: Crauzat 38, first state (of 2), 332 x 227 mm. 13 1/4 x 9, the sheet 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches.
A fine rich black impression, with substantial burr from the drypoint work.
This impression appears to be a proof before the edition of 50 in the second state; before a slight amount of additional delineation of the man’s jacket.