Bachelor’s Fare


Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Bachelor’s Fare, engraving, 1916-1920, signed lower left, numbered lower right and inscribed “imp” in pencil. Reference: S. Laboureur 169, third state (of 3), from the total printing of 38 in all states. In excellent condition, the full sheet printed on a laid paper with a Horn in Shield watermark; 6 1/4 x 5, the sheet 9 x 7 inches.

A fine crisp impression of this early cubist-influenced engraving.

An illustration for this print was done as early as 1914; the print may have been started around 1916 and, as with so many of the war-time Laboureur prints, engraved in it’s definitive state and printed later, probably 1920.