Jeune Fille au Chapeau Blanc


Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Jeune Fille au Chapeau Blanc, 1921, etching and engraving. Reference: S. Laboureur 223, third state (of 3), edition of 30, about 47 impressions pulled in all. Signed lower left, numbered (15/30) lower right and inscribed imp (printed by the artist); also titled lower left near the edge in pencil [also with initials and date in the plate]. In excellent condition, remains of prior hinging verso, the full sheet with deckle edging, 6 1/2 x 4 5/8, the sheet 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches.

A fine fresh impression of this attractive inhabitant of Croisic. Printed on a cream wove paper, with a carefully wiped light plate tone.

Laboureur here uses engraving to accentuate the cubist quality of the composition; the woman’s hair appears to be in etching but most of the rest of the print is engraving.