Current Inventory by Jean-Emile Laboureur

Hotel Meuble

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur

  Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Hotel Meuble, engraving, 1922, signed in pencil lower left and numbered and inscribed imp lower right. Reference: S. Laboureur 235, second state (of 2), from the edition of 35 in this state; about 48 impressions were printed in all. In excellent condition, the full sheet, 5 1/4 x 4, the sheet 13 x 8 1/2 inches. A fine impression. A cubist, art deco gem, with the mannerist figure at the right; a good example of Laboureur’s self-created idiom.

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Maisons au Bord de la Mer

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur

Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Maisons au Bord de la Mer, etching, 1936, numbered bottom right (26/66) and inscribed in the bottom margin by Suzanne Laboureur (see below). Reference: S. Laboureur 511, third state (of 3), from the edition of about 48 pulled in 1977 at the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the artist. In excellent condition, the full sheet, printed on a heavy cream wove paper, 10 14 x 8 5/8, the sheet 15 x 11 inches. A fine impression. At the bottom of the sheet Suzanne Laboureur, Laboureur’s wife, writes that the completed edition, numbered 18 […]

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Une Marmite

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur

Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Une Marmite, engraving, 1916, signed in pencil lower left; titled, dated and inscribed epreuve de 1er etat bottom margin edge [with the initial and date in the plate]. Reference: S. Laboureur 149, first state (of 4); only 8 or so impressions in the first state (this may be the first); in the published state, with lettering at the bottom, there were 135 proofs. In very good condition (the margin at right cut a bit ragged and close to the plate mark, but still away from it), 7 x 5 1/2, the sheet 8 1/4 x 6 3/8 […]

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Viaduc a Monaco

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur

Jean-Emile Laboueur (1877-1943), Viaduc a Monaco, 1931, etching, signed in pencil lower left and numbered lower right (2/8), annotated imp.; also titled lower left margin edge. Reference: S. Laboureur 437, first state (of 3), from the group of 8 in the first state (a total of 54 proofs were pulled in all states). Printed on cream wove paper with the watermark VMA. 11 1/4 x 8 1/4, the sheet 18 x 11 inches. A fine impression of this early state. This is a rather realistic portrait of the railroad viaduct, Saint Devote, Monte Carlo, Riviera; the figures, however, are in […]

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Portrait

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur

Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Portrait, 1917, engraving, signed in pencil lower left and numbered lower right (28/40). Reference: S. Laboureur 170, third state (of 3), from the edition of 40 in this state (54 proofs pulled overall). In excellent condition, 4 3/8 x 3 1/4, the sheet 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. A fine impression, printed on a cream laid paper. An excellent example of Laboureurs adoption of a cubist idiom, using engraving lines to accentuate the linear quality of cubism; a small portrait that works splendidly.  

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Le March aux Fleurs ou la Rencontre

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur

Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le March aux Fleurs ou la Rencontre, 1914, Engraving. Sylvain Laboureur 127, second state (of 2). Edition of 35. Signed, titled, and numbered 2/35 p in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Image size: 11 1/8 x 13 9/16 inches (283 x 344 mm); sheet size 12 7/8 x 16 3/8 inches (327 x 416 mm). A superb impression, with rich burr and delicate overall plate tone, on cream wove paper; full margins (6/8 to 1 3/8 inches); slight light toning within the original mat opening, otherwise in excellent condition. One of Laboureurs most […]

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Les Deux Chaumires

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur

Jean-Emile Laboureur, Les Deux Chaumires, etching, 1927-8, signed in pencil lower left, numbered and annotated “imp” lower right. Reference: S. Laboureur 356, second state (of 4). In excellent condition (apart from paper folded back slightly at left and right), 4 1/2 x 6, the sheet 10 x 13 inches. A delicately printed, fine impression of this early state, before the initial in the plate. There were 7 impressions taken of this state, and about 80 impressions in all. Sylvan Laboureur notes that this site is at Kerfahler (a commune of Penestin), now a well known camping area in western France.

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Printemps Breton

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur

Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Printemps Breton, 1926, drypoint, roulette, aquatint, etching; signed in pencil lower left and numbered lower right (37/50) with the imp inscription (printed by the artist). Reference: S. Laboureur 324, second state (of two), from the lifetime edition of about 50 (another edition of about 248, posthumous, was made in 1959 in conjunction with the publication of the volume Laboureur en Briere. In excellent condition, the full sheet, 3 1/8 x 5 1/8, the sheet 9 5/8 x 12 5/8 inches. A fine impression, printed on a wove BFK Rives paper (with the watermark BFK). Laboureur utilized anumber […]

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Le Promenade au Phare

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur

  Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Promenade au Phare, engraving, 1925, signed in pencil lower left and numbered lower right (24/70) [with the initial in the plate lower left]. Reference: S. Laboureur 302, third state (of 3), published by Henri Petiet, with his blindstamp, in very good condition, on a cream laid paper with margins, 6 1/2 x 7, the sheet 8 x 10 1/2 inches. A fine impression, with a light veil of plate tone overall, perhaps a bit darker toward the bottom of the sheet. Henri M. Petiet was an illustrious Paris publisher and print dealer; his stamp (Lugt […]

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Sur la Marne

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur

  Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Sur la Marne, engraving, 1924, signed in pencil lower right [with the initial lower right in the plate]. Reference: S. Laboureur 277, third state (of 4), before the letters below the image, before the large edition in the fourth state as an illustration for an article by Claude Roger-Marx. With full margins, 7 x 5 1/4, the sheet 11 x 9 inches. A fine impression, printed on a cream Arches paper (with the Arches watermark). In addition to the cubist idiom this print, with its elongated figures, illustrates Laboureur’s interest in Mannerism – perhaps first ignited […]

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La Petite Plage

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur

    Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Petite Plage, 1926, etching and engraving, signed in pencil lower left [inscribed lower margin as a trial proof; also with initials and date in the plate]. Reference: S. Laboureur 327, third state (of 3), from the total printing of about 91. In generally good condition, with a mark (probably in the paper) upper left just above the plate mark (also a few light staining spots well away from image, printed on an old laid (ledger?) paper, the full sheet with wide margins, 5 x 6 3/8, the sheet 9 x 13 1/2 inches. A […]

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Jeune Fille au Chapeau Blanc

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur

  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 […]

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L’Employe des Pompes Funebres

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur

Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), L’Employe des Pompes Funebres (The Mortician), color etching, 1902, signed and annotated (essai l’eau forte in 2 planches) in pencil lower left [also signed and dated in the plate lower left]. Reference: Sylvan Laboureur 29, only state (a line plate, then color plate(s). Printed on a cream laid paper with the watermark ARCHES. In excellent condition, the full sheet with deckle edging, 7 3/4 x 9, the sheet 10 3/4 x 14. Provenance: Alfred Beurdeley, Paris (Lugt 421, stamp lower right recto); Eric Carlson, New York A fine fresh impression of this early Laboureur rarity. A trial […]

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Bachelor’s Fare

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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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, […]

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Au Balcon

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Au Balcon, engraving, 1917-1919, signed in pencil bottom left, numbered (8/35) and inscribed imp bottom right, titled bottom left margin. Laboureur 181, third state (of 3), from the total printing in all states of about 45.  In good condition (browning at bottom edge),  with margins, 7 3/4 x 4 7/8, the sheet 11 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches. A fine impression. One of Laboureur’s iconic images, the aesthetic structure to be reprised a few years later in Le Balcon sur la Mer (1923). The dating of this print, like a number of the prints interrupted by the […]

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Instantanes

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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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 […]

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Trois Contes Cruels

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Trois Contes Cruels, set of 9 color woodcuts, 1926, each signed in pencil, with the original portfolio wrapper. Reference: Laboureur 748, from the deluxe edition of 10,  printed in gold and silver, apart from the text (book) edition of 160 numbered copies; there was also an edition of 9 portfolios issued in black and white; printed on a soft cream wove paper.  In very good condition, with margins, the largest image is about 4 1/2 x 4, the sheets each 9 3/8 x 6 1/4 inches. Fine impressions of this rare set. According to Laboureur’s notebook entry, […]

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Le Balcon sur la Mer

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Balcon sur la Mer, engraving, 1923, signed in pencil lower right and numbered (49/57) [also initialed in the plate lower right]. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 274, third state (of 3), from the total printing in all states of about 75. In very good condition, the full sheet, 77 7/8 x 8 1/4, the sheet 18 7/8 x 12 inches. Provenance: Henri M. Petiet (cf. Lugt 2021a, with his stamp verso) A fine impression of this iconic Laboureur print, printed in black on a greenish laid paper, with unidentified initials watermark. This composition is said to depict the […]

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Le Diner Chez le Bistro

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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  Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Diner Chez le Bistro, engraving, 1923, signed in pencil lower left, numbered (9/60) and inscribed “imp” lower right [also with the monogram and date lower left in the plate]. Reference: Laboureur 255, second state (of 2), from the edition of 60, the total printing was 74. In excellent condition, the full sheet with full margins, printed on a white wove paper (watermark “J Perrigo”). 6 1/4 x 5 1/2, the sheet 11 x 8 15/16 inches. A fine impression, printed by the artist personally, with a subtle veil of plate tone. Sylvain Laboureur notes that […]

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Le Diner a L’Auberge

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Diner a L’Auberge, 1917-1922), engraving, signed in pencil lower left and numbered (45/55) lower right. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 173, second state (of 2). In excellent condition, with full margins, 8 x 6 3/4, the sheet 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches. A fine impression, printed in black ink on a cream wove paper. In the second state the figure of the woman is adjusted so that she holds the hat pin appended to her hat. Proofs of the first state were pulled in 1917;  a numbered edition of 55 impressions in the second state were printed […]

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La Marchande de Violettes

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Marchande de Violettes, etching, 1914, signed in pencil lower left and numbered (33/35) lower right [also signed and dated in the plate lower right].  Reference: Sylvan Laboureur 132, only state, from the edition of 35.  Printed in black ink on a greenish tinged laid ledger paper (with a V watermark), with the ledger lines still showing (visible on the right and left platemarks), in excellent condition, the full sheet with wide margins, 10 1/2 x 8 3/4, the sheet 18 1/16 x 12 1/2 inches. A very fine impression, on this unusual paper, particularly effective given […]

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Le Cafe du Commerce

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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  Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Cafe du Commerce, etching, 1913, signed in pencil lower left and numbered lower right 28/35 [also with the signature and date in the plate]. Reference: Godefroy 126, Sylvain Laboureur 126, only state. From the edition of 35; there were also 4 artist proofs. In excellent condition, with full margins and deckle edges, 11 3/4 x 13 1/2, the sheet 15 1/4 x 19 7/8 inches. On a heavy cream/ivory wove paper. A fine impression of Laboureur’s great Cubist masterpiece, printed with a subtle veil of plate tone. Provenance: Henri M. Petiet (with his oval ink […]

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La Fille aux Oies

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Fille aux Oies, engraving, 1916, signed in pencil lower left, numbered (4/40) lower right and inscribed “imp,” also titled lower left margin edge. Reference: Sylvan Laboureur 159, second state (of 2), from the edition of 40.In very good condition, with margins (remains of prior hinging verso), 6 3/4 x 6 1/8, the sheet 11 x 8 3/4 inches. A fine impression of this early cubist-influenced engraving. In 1917 Apollinaire wrote to Laboureur: “Je voudrais bien avoir le portrait de femme [L. 170] et la gardienne d’oies promis.”

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Cavaliers Anglais En Picardie

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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    Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Cavaliers Anglais en Picardie, engraving, 1916, signed in pencil lower left, numbered (20/35) and inscribed “imp” lower right [also initialed in the plate lower left]. Reference: Laboureur 158, second state (of 2), from the edition of 35, a total of 43 impressions were printed. In good condition, some unobtrusive scuff marks, on a tan laid paper, watermark MBM, with margins, 8 1/2 x 5 3/4, the shet 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. A fine impression of this cubist-influenced engraving. Laboureur studied the old masters in the print rooms of Europe, and here combines a […]

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La Marchande de Liqueurs

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Marchande de Liqueurs, engraving, 1916-1920, signed in pencil lower left and numbered (7/45), annotated “imp” lower right, and titled lower left margin. Reference: Laboureur 165, second state (of 2). In very good condition (remains of prior hinging right edge verso), the full sheet with wide margins, printed in black ink on cream laid paper. 5 1/4 x 4 1/4, the sheet 10 3/4 x 8 5/8 inches. Provenance: Marcel Lecompte, Paris A fine fresh impression, printed with a subtle veil of plate tone. An exquisite example of Laboureur’s use of the burin in furtherance of his […]

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25e Rue, New York

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), 25e Rue, New York, etching and drypoint, 1907, signed in pencil lower left, also titled “Coin de rue Sixth Avenue, New York” and numbered “no. 6” at the bottom margin [also signed, titled and dated in the plate lower right]. Reference: Laboureur 69, second state (of 2). One of about 23 proofs taken during Laboureur’s lifetime in this state; there were another four first state impressions (before the drypoint work was added to the sky). In very good condition, the full sheet, 7 1/2 x 6, the sheet 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Provenance: Marcel Le […]

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L’ile Desert

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), L’ile Desert, etching, 1914, signed in pencil lower left and numbered lower right (33/35). Reference: Laboureur 135, only state, from the edition of 35. In very good condition, the full sheet, printed on cream wove Van Gelder Zonen paper (with the full watermark), 11 5/8 x 13 5/8, the sheet 17 1/2 x 22 inches. Provenance: Marcel Lecompte, Paris, with his pencil marking recto. A fine impression of this large cubist composition, printed in a dark brownish/black ink on a cream white wove paper. L’ile Desert was based on a visit Laboureur made to Nova Scotia (La […]

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L’Amazon

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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    Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), L’Amazon, etching on zinc, 1913, signed in pencil and inscribed to R. Bonfils, dated, and numbered 15/25. Reference: Laboureur 120, only state, from the edition of 25. In very good condition (crease in right margin), the full sheet, 7 3/4 x 5 3/4, the sheet 9 5/8 x 7 3/4 inches. Provenance: Marcel Lecompte; also (presumably) the artist Robert Bonfils to whom the print is inscribed. A fine impression of this delicately printed composition, with a subtle veil of plate tone. The subject is the artist’s sister in front of the family home in Nantes. […]

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Bar en Pennsylvanie

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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  Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Bar en Pennsylvanie, etching, 1914. Signed in pencil lower left and numbered 21/35 lower right [also signed and dated lower in the plate lower left]. Printed in a dark brownish/black ink on cream laid MBM paper (with the watermark). Reference: Laboureur 134, only state, from the edition of 35. In very good condition, the full sheet (slight soiling in margin edge upper left, small tear margin edge bottom, remains of prior hinging verso). 8 1/4 x 8 5/8, the sheet 13 x 11 inches. A fine impression of this quintessential cubist print. In the famed exhibit […]

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Jeune Fille au Cocktail

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Jeune Fille au Cocktail, engraving, 1921, signed in pencil lower left, numbered (18/65) lower right and annotated “imp”. Reference: Laboureur 224, second state (of 2), from the edition of 65 (another 8 impressions were printed in the first state). In good condition, the full sheet, some cockling in the paper towards the left.  Printed in black on a cream laid MBM paper (with the watermark), 5 1/2 x 4 3/4, the sheet 10 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches. Provenance: Marcel Lecompte, with his pencil marking recto. A fine impression of this delicately printed composition, engraved in a […]

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Le Souper des Dockers

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Souper des Dockers, engraving, 1919-1920, signed in pencil lower left, titled lower left, and numbered (27/35) lower right. Reference: Laboureur 186, second state (of 2), from the edition of 35. In very good condition, the full sheet with wide margins (remains of prior hinging verso), printed on a cream wove Van Gelder Zonen paper (with the watermark), 4 5/8 x 4 7/8, the sheet 10 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches. Provenance: Galerie Marcel Lecompte (Paris, with his pencil mark);  Colnaghi (London, with their stock number C.68527) A fine sharp impression printed in black ink. A superb […]

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La Porte de L’Estaminet – 2 states and the drawing

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Porte de L’Estaminet, etching and roulette, 1925, the preliminary drawing, the etching in the second state (of 3), and the etching in the third state (of 3).  Sylvain Laboureur 294; total impressions printed 85. The third state impression is inscribed “imp” lower left and numbered (54/65), also signed lower left, and titled lower in the margin. The second state impression is signed and numbered 7/7. The drawing is initialed in pencil lower right.  Each impression and the drawing in good condition.  Plate size for the prints: 5 7/8 x 3 3/4 inches, each with wide margins. […]

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La Fille au Litre (Grande Planche), 1921

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Fille au Litre (Grande Planche), engraving, 1921, signed in pencil lower left and inscribed “ep d’art”. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 217, third state (of 3), the trial proof (or one of the five impressions “hors-tirage”, the edition was 65. In excellent condition, remains of prior hinging verso, printed on a cream wove paper with full margins, 8 3/8 x 7 1/8, the sheet 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches. A fine impression. Perhaps Laboureur’s most famous engraved portrait,  made in his incomparable cubist manner, and a stunning example of his use of engraving within his mature cubism […]

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Tea-Room Du Front Anglais: The Drawing, Annotated 1st State, 1st State, Final State, Canceled Plate

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Tea-Room Du Front Anglais, etching and engraving, 1919-1923.  Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 189. Five sheets: the drawing for the print, an impression of the first state (of 2), an impression of the first state extensively drawn over in pencil in preparation for the second state, an impression of the final state, and an impression of the canceled plate. The drawing: in pen and pencil, signed, titled and dated, with margins, 8 3/8 x 7 15/16 inches, the sheet 11 1/4 x 10 inches, on a thin tan wove tracing paper, in generally good condition, with tack holes in […]

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Images De L’Arrière

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Images De L’Arrière, 1918, portfolio of 9 (of 10) woodcuts, with complete text, title page (including the woodcut frontispiece).  Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 715.A and 715.2-10 (not 715.1), second state (of 2). One of the 380 numbered copies, numbered 145 on the justification page. Printed by Francois Bernouard, Paris; published by a La Belle Edition, Paris, in the original printed paper folder, the woodcuts loose as issued. In  good condition (some pin pricks in left margins not affecting images), the full sheets, 8 1/4 x 9 3/8, the sheets 8 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches. Printed on cream […]

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Le Gramophone – Woodcut – The Print and the Block

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Gramophone, 1918-21, woodcut – both the woodblock and a print from the block. The print is signed in pencil lower left, and numbered lower right (24/45) [also initialed in the block lower right].  Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 712, only state, total printing of 45 impressions. Both in excellent condition; the print on a cream wove paper, a nick at left edge, some handling folds in margins; the full sheet with deckle edges, both the print and block are 9 3/4 x 8 1/2, the sheet 17 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches. The block is about 3/4 inch […]

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Asperges et Radis – all four states, and the preliminary drawing

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Asperges et Radis, engraving, 1928, impressions of each of the four states of the engraving, and the preliminary pencil drawing (in reverse, see illustration below). Each of the engravings signed and numbered, the drawing initialled and dated.  Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 384, four states, about 75 impressions printed in all four states, 35 in the edition in the fourth state. 7 x 9 1/2 inches, 165 x 225 mm. Provenance: Henri Petiet, with his initials (HMP) stamp verso (not in Lugt) states 2 and 4. The drawing is 6 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches, in pencil, in reverse. […]

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Sortie de Theatre a Londres

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Sortie de Theatre a Londres, etching and drypoint, 1911, signed in pencil lower left [also signed and dated in the plate upper right]. Reference: Laboureur 104, third state (of 3).  Published for La Societe des amis de l’eau-forte, with the blindstamp with the inscription: Circle Librairie Estampes. From an edition in the third state of 109; there were also 5 impressions of the first state and five of the second state. In excellent condition, the full sheet with deckle edges bottom and sides, 6 3/4 x 14; a remarque lower left 2 x 3 1/2, the sheet […]

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Paysage aux Buttes-Chaumont (1re Planche)

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Paysage aux Buttes-Chaumont (First Plate), etching, 1920,  signed in pencil lower left, numbered (2/8) and inscribed imp, also titled. Reference: Laboureur 204, only state. In very good condition, the full sheet, some thin spots in margins verso. 7 7/8 x 9, the sheet 10 5/8 x 14 1/4 inches. A fine impression of this rare plate, printed on cream wove paper. Laboureur made only 10 impressions in all, two trial proofs and 8 numbered. He later made another version (L. 205). Conceived by the architect Haussmann in the late 19th century, the Buttes-Chaumont is a sweeping romantic-style […]

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Eau Fraiche

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Eau Fraiche, woodcut, 1907, signed and numbered (10/30). Reference: Godefry, Sylvain Laboureur 633, second state (of 2). On a cream laid Japan paper, in good condition (slight folding at corner tips). From the series Toilettes. Provenance: ex Collection Alfred Bourdeley (Lugt 421), with his collector’s stamp bottom right recto. A fine impression of this early Modernist woodcut. Jean-Emile Laboureur traveled to Paris in 1895 intending to study law at the Sorbonne, but found himself drawn to the nearby famed Academie Julian, and although he never officially matriculated there, he became immersed in the Parisian art scene. The great […]

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Chez la Corsetiere

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Chez la Corsetiere, soft ground etching and drypoint, a color etching made with two plates, 1934, signed in pencil lower left, also titled and inscribed “epreuve d’essai (en couleur)” and “tire a 5 epreuves” lower margin by the artist. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 494, first state (of 2). In excellent condition, printed on a cream wove paper with the watermark initials AMV. The full sheet with margins, 8 1/4 x 6, the sheet 11 x 8 3/4 inches, archival matting. A fine impression of the rare first state, before additional definitional lines to the mirror and other areas […]

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La Repasseuse (The Presser)

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboueur (1877-1943), La Repasseuse (The Presser), 1937, engraving and drypoint. Signed and numbered in pencil (29/67) [with the monogram bottom left]. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 527, third state of three. In good condition, on  tan wove paper, with wide margins (remains of prior hinging verso), 9 1/4 x 7, the sheet 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, archival mounting. A fine impression. Jean-Emile Laboureur traveled to Paris in 1895 intending to study law at the Sorbonne, but found himself drawn to the nearby famed Academie Julian, and although he never officially matriculated there, he became immersed in the Parisian art scene. In […]

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Le Marché aux Fleurs ou la Rencontre

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Marché aux Fleurs ou la Rencontre, 1914, Engraving. Sylvain Laboureur 127, second state (of 2). Edition of 35. Signed, titled, and numbered 2/35 ép in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Image size: 11 1/8 x 13 9/16 inches (283 x 344 mm); sheet size 12 7/8 x 16 3/8 inches (327 x 416 mm). A superb impression, with rich burr and delicate overall plate tone, on cream wove paper; full margins (6/8 to 1 3/8 inches); slight light toning within the original mat opening, otherwise in excellent condition. One of Laboureur’s most […]

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Le Jockey d’Epsom

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1887-1943),  Le Jockey d’Epsom (Deuxieme Planche), 1913, engraving. Reference:Sylvain Laboureur 125, only state. Edition of only 30. Signed, titled, and numbered 17/30 in pencil. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower left. Image size: 8 1/4 x 8 13/16 inches (210 x 224 mm); sheet size 9 1/2 x 10 inches (241 x 254 mm). A fine impression, with rich burr throughout and delicate overall plate tone, on cream wove paper; full margins (5/8 to 3/4 inch), in excellent condition. In the “L’Express de l”Ouest” of February 18, 1914, the critic Bernesto wrote: “Cette eau-forte est une des […]

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Toilette

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Toilette– 1930, Drypoint. Sylvain Laboureur 432, Godefroy 432. Total printing only 26, in both states; 2nd state (of 2). Signed and annotated 4/15 ép. in pencil. Signed in the plate, lower left. Image size: 10 1/2 x 7 inches (267 x 178 mm); sheet size 17 5/8 x 11 inches (448 x 479 mm). A fine impression, on pale gray wove paper, with full margins (2 to 4 1/2 inches), in excellent condition. Laboureur considered Toilette, initially titled “Le Baton de Rouge or Femme a Sa Toilette, an “essai de pointe seche”; it is a very rare […]

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La Peche aux Crevette

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1887-1943), La Peche aux Crevette– 1928, Engraving. Sylvain Laboureur 375, Godefroy 375. Total printing 82 (58 in the third state); 3rd state (of 3). Signed and numbered 24/58 ep in pencil. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Image size: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches (143 x 105 mm); sheet size 12 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches (327 x 248 mm). A fine impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (2 3/4 to 4 5/8 inches); in excellent condition. One of Laboureur’s most delightful small-scale compositions, La Peche aux Crevette has been included in at least 24 […]

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Lovers

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur, The Amores, plate 5 (Impotence), etching in sanguine, 1931, signed. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 440, volume 2, page 231. The rare first state (there were six proofs of the first state, only one printed in sanguine); in the second state the etching was included as part of the book The Amores at the Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire. In very good condition, remains of prior hinging top corners, on a cream wove paper with the watermark AMV, the full sheet with wide margins, 5 3/8 x 4, the sheet 11 x 8 3/4 inches, archival window matting. A […]

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Negres Americains a Saint-Nazaire

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Negres Americains a Saint-Nazaire, 1917-1920, engraving on cream wove paper, signed in pencil lower left, titled lower left margin edge, and numbered (4/35) and inscribed imp lower right [monogram in the plate], 6.25 x 5.06, the sheet 9.75 x 7.5 inches. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur, Godefry 180. Second state (of 2). In very good condition, with margins and archival mounting. A fine impression of this important and rare cubist-influenced engraving. One of the most popular and engaging of Laboureur’s early images of World War I, Negres Americains a Saint-Nazaire has been exhibited at at least 18 of the […]

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Anzacs

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur, Anzacs, woodcut, 1918-22,  signed and numbered (7/45), the second state (of 2). Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 713. In good condition, with remains of old hinges at left margin, a fold at bottom margin edge, archival matting. Plate 10 x 5 1/2 inches, the sheet 17 x 9 1/4 inches. A clean, bright impression, made in 1918 (a few proofs printed at that time; the edition printed a bit later) just as Laboureur’s singular approach to cubism was emerging. ANZACs stands for Australian New Zealand Army Corps (in France during WWI). On laid paper, with an MBM watermark. Jean-Emile Laboureur was born in […]

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Souper a New York

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-, Souper a New York, etching on zinc, 1907, signed in pencil bottom left margin; also annotated “No 11/20 imp” bottom margin. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 67, only state. [with the signature and date in the plate lower right] From the small edition of only 16 impressions. In very good condition, the full sheet with deckle edges, on cream laid Ch. Whittman paper with their watermark, 6 x 7 1/2, the sheet 9 3/4 x 13 inches; archival mounting. A fine impression, printed in a dark brown/black ink. Sylvain Laboureur notes that this print was numbered according to a proposed edition size […]

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Touristes en Bretagne

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jan-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Touristes en Bretagne, engraving and roulette, 1928, signed in pencil lower left; numbered (42/58) and annotated “imp.” lower right [with the initial L bottom right in the plate]. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 376, third state (of 3). In very good condition, with wide/full margins, printed on a cream wove paper, 4 3/8 x 4 3/4, the sheet 9 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches, archival matting. A fine delicately printed impression. The natives of this small town are at the left, carrying baskets and wearing aprons and wooden shoes; the small group of tourists at the right are gazing […]

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L’Enfant Blessé

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), L’Enfant Blessé, engraving, 1916, signed in pencil lower left and numbered (4/25) twice lower right. Reference: Laboureur 142, second state (of 2). From the edition of 25, the total printing was 32. In very good condition apart from some soft folds toward the left; printed on a cream laid paper with margins, 4 x 3 3/4, the sheet 5 x 4 1/4 inches, archival matting. A fine impression of this exquisitely detailed rendering. This composition is a marvelous example of Laboureur’s adaptation of the Cubist idiom to his own work. In particular, Laboureur capitalizes on the capacity of the […]

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Jeunes Filles Sur Le Port

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur, Jeunes Filles Sur Le Port, 1920, engraving, signed in pencil [also initialed and dated in the plate]. Reference: Godefry, Sylvain Laboureur 200, second state of two. An artist’s proof apart from the edition of 85 in this state; there were about 110 impressions printed in all before the plate was cancelled. In pristine condition, the full sheet with deckle edges, 6 x 5 3/8, the sheet 11 x 9 inches, archival mounting. A fine clear impression. Jean-Emile Laboureur was born in Nantes in 1877. He traveled to Paris in 1895 intending to study law at the Sorbonne, but […]

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La Promenade Sur Le Port

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Promenade Sur Le Port, 1933, engraving, signed in pencil lower left. Reference: Godefry 482, Sylvain Laboureur 482, second state (of 2); from the edition of 235 (a total of 263 were printed) printed for the Print Club of Cleveland as a Presentation Print (1935). In pristine condition, still in the original presentation mat, on a cream wove paper with full margins, 8 1/2 x 8 3/4, the sheet 13 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches. A fine impression, printed with a subtle veil of plate tone. By the mid-Thirties Laboureur was of course well known as a printmaker […]

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La Halte des Bohemiens

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943) engraving La Halte des Bohemiens, 1938, signed and numbered (73/108) in pencil. References: Godefry, Sylvain Laboureur 539. Third state of three, edition of 108 in this state, about 120 in all states.  Published by the Societe de Peintres – Graveurs, and with their blindstamp lower left. In excellent condition, with full margins (tiny nick bottom margin edge); archival mounting. 12 3/4 x 11, the sheet 19 x 14 3/4 inches. A fine impression of this tour-de-force of modernist engraving. La Halte des Bohemiens is one of Laboureur’s larger plates, an ambitious undertaking for the artist who was just over […]

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Paysage au Buttes-Chaumont (2nd Planche)

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943) etching and engraving Paysage au Buttes-Chaumont (2nd Planche), 1920-21, signed and numbered ( 38/55) in pencil.  Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 205. In very good condition with wide margins (remains of old hinging on margin verso, some showing through not near image).  On white wove paper, 7 7/8 x 9 1/4, the sheet 10 x 13 1/2 inches, archival matting. A fine, fresh and clear impression of this important cubist-influenced scene. Jean-Emile Laboureur was born in Nantes in 1877. He traveled to Paris in 1895 intending to study law at the Sorbonne, but found himself drawn to the nearby […]

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Coin de Rue Dans Soho (New York City)

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1947), Coin de Rue Dans Soho, woodcut, 1909, signed in pencil lower left and numbered (15/15) [also initials in the plate]. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 642, Godefroy 642, second state (of 2). In very good condition, with wide margins, deckle edges left and bottom, slight traces of spotting in margin at left and bottom. 4 1/2 x 5 3/4, the sheet 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Archival mounting with window mat. A fine clear and bright impression of this early and rare woodcut. At this stage of his development Laboureur had arrived at an interesting modernist approach to the woodcut, somewhat comparable […]

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Cortland Street, New York, 1908

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Cortlandt Street, New York, 1908, etching, signed in pencil lower left, also inscribed “Premier Etat (2 epreuves)” lower left. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 75, first state (of 2). In very good condition, printed in black ink on laid paper, with margins, 10 1/8 x 5 1/2, the sheet 11 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches, archival matting. A fine impression of one of the two proofs in the first state; a small edition of 25 lifetime impressions was published in the second state. Only a tiny change was made to the plate for the second state impressions: a few lines […]

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Le Tir Forain, the print and the original drawing

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Tir Forain, engraving, 1920-21, signed in pencil lower left, titled lower left, and numbered 10//85 lower right, also annotated “imp.” [also with the monogram and date 1920 in the plate upper right]. Reference: Godefroy, Laboureur 191. Fourth state (of 4), total lifetime edition of 108 including all states. Posthumous impressions were taken in 1988, which are clearly stamped and identified. The plate has been cancelled. In very good condition, on an ivory laid paper with a double MBM watermark; the full sheet with wide margins (very slight toning, remains of prior hinging verso), 10 1/2 x 9, the sheet 15 1/2 […]

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La Receveuse

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Receveuse, engraving, 1919-1920, signed in pencil lower left, numbered (2/38) lower right and annotated ”imp” [also with initials and the date 1918 in the plate (Godefry’s notes indicate that the plate was finished in 1919)]. Reference: Godefroy 190, Sylvain Laboureur 190, second state (of 2). In very good condition, the full sheet, printed on a cream wove paper with deckle edges, 7 7/8 x 5 7/8, the sheet 11 1/2 x 10 inches, archival mounting. A fine impression of this Cubist portrait. Here Laboureur uses the engraving technique which produces straight or regularly curved sharp lines, well […]

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La Cabaretiere Obese

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Cabaretiere Obese, engraving, 1917, signed in pencil lower left and numbered 7/8 lower right, also inscribed imp. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur, Godefry 172, first state (of 2). There was a trial proof and eight impressions of the first state, made in 1917; then in 1921 an edition of 45 in the second state. In very good condition, on greenish/ivory laid paper, with an elaborate Crown with the initials MBM watermark, with margins, 7 1/2 x 6 3/4, the sheet 8 7/8 x 7 1/2, archival matting. A fine impression, still with wiping marks and plate tone, especially on […]

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Pecheurs au Carrelet

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), engraving, 1925, signed in pencil lower left, numbered 53/65 lower right and annotated imp. Reference: Laboueur 300, third state (of 3), from the total of about 69 lifetime proofs (there was also a posthumous edition). In very good condition, minor handling folds at margin edges; with wide/full margins, on a cream wove paper, archival mounting with window mat, 7 1/4 x 7 5/8, the sheet 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches. A fine fresh impression. Laboureur created Pecheurs au Carrelet in engraving, a technique which  provided sharp and exact lines complimenting his personal interpretation of cubism; as is […]

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La Boutique du Cremier

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur, engraving La Boutique du Cremier, 1937, signed and numbered 5/110, from the edition of 110 in this state (only a few proofs were made in a first state).  Reference: Godefry, Sylvain Laboureur 526, second state of two. With the blindstamp of the Société des Peintres-Graveurs Français (Lugt 1195a). In very fine condition, with full margins, 6 1/4 x 5 1/4, the sheet 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, archival mounting. A fine impression of this late 1930’s cubist/modernist composition. Jean-Emile Laboureur was born in Nantes in 1877. He traveled to Paris in 1895 intending to study law at […]

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Le Policeman, Londres

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Policeman, Londres, 1913, etching on zinc. Signed lower left in pencil [also with the signature and date in the plate]. Reference: Godefroy, Sylvain Laboureur 119, only state, a proof impression apart from the edition of only 14 lifetime impressions (Laboureur calls for one trial impression). In good condition, with the deckle edges, on ivory laid paper with the watermark A Parbeauf. 7 15/16 x 10 1/4, the sheet 9 x 12 3/8 inches, archival matting with non-attached mylar hinging. A very good impression of this rare print, printed with a light veil of plate tone Le Policeman […]

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Le Kiosque a Journaux, Two States

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Kiosque a Journaux, engraving, 1920-29. Two impressions, each signed, Godefroy, Sylvain Laboureur 198, states 2 and 4 (of 4). In very good condition; the state 4 impression with some folds, soiling at bottom edge, the state 2 impression with a repaired tear right margin edge. Each with wide margins, image size 11 7/8 x 8 1/8; state 2 sheet 15 5/8 x 10 1/4, state 4 sheet 19 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches, both archivally window mounted. Fine impressions of this marvelous cubist composition; a study in Laboureur’s working method as he works from the nearly […]

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Portrait of Marie Laurencin

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Portrait of Marie Laurencin, woodcut, 1914, signed in pencil lower right and numbered 20/45, also inscribed “imp.” [also with initials in plate] Reference Sylvain Laboureur 707, second state of two, in excellent condition on wove paper, the full sheet with full margins, 9 3/4 x 8 5/8, the sheet 15 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches, archival matting. Ex collection: Henri Petiet (with his stamp verso) A fine fresh impression of this rarely encountered – and very successful – cubist print. After being introduced to each other by Apollinaire in the spring of 1912 Laboureur and Laurencin became good friends […]

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Le Chapeau de Velours

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Chapeau de Velours, etching, 1914, signed in pencil lower left and numbered (17/30) lower right [also signed and dated in the plate upper right]. Reference: Godefroy, Sylvain Laboureur 128, only state. In very good condition, with margins (small thin areas verso toward corners), 8 x 6 1/4, the sheet 9 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches. Archival matting. A fine impression, printed with plate tone on an ivory wove paper. Le Chapeau is a markedly modernist print, done as Laboureur was immersed in developing the unique approach to cubism that represented a break from the more conventional aesthetic of his […]

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Lassitude

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur, Lassitude, 1912, woodcut, signed and numbered (24/35) in pencil. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 682, third state (of 3). From the edition of about 35, published by Frequet, in very good condition, with wide margins, deckle edges right and bottom, a pinhole left and right margins, 9 1/2 x 10 1/8, the sheet 12 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches. A fine impression of one of Laboureur’s most famous images; the colors fresh. Although Laboureur’s own notes indicated that there were three states of this print (a few proofs in early states) his later notes for an exhibition of his work (in […]

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La Lecture Interrompue

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Lecture Interrompue (also La Liseuse), 1912, woodcut, signed and annotated “ep. d’artiste du 3 etat”. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 674. In excellent condition (tiny fleck upper right, paper imperfection), on hand made cream wove paper, the full sheet with deckle edges, 9 7/8 x 6 7/8, the sheet 15 x 11 inches, archival mounting. A fine impression of one of Laboureur’s great images; a rarity – only 11 lifetime impressions were printed. Jean-Emile Laboureur traveled to Paris in 1895 intending to study law at the Sorbonne, but found himself drawn to the nearby famed Academie Julian, and although he […]

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Le Petit Metropolitan Life Building, 1909 (only 2 impressions made)

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur, Le Petit Metropolitan Life Building, etching, 1909, signed and dated in pen lower left, numbered in pencil (1/2) lower right. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 88, only state, one of the two proofs of this print, no edition. In very good condition, on a cream laid Arches paper (with a partial watermark), the full sheet, 6 3/4 x 4, the sheet 12 x 8 1/2 inches. A fine impression of this great rarity, printed with platetone. Laboureur made only two impressions of Le Petit Metropolitan Life Building; he later made another stab at this subject, larger size and in reverse […]

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Cahier de Six Paysages

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Cahier de Six Paysages, etchings, 1928, each signed in pencil and inscribed “ep d’artiste”.  Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 386-391, the artist’s proofs of the third state (of 3). The total printing in all states was 150. Contained in green hardcover boards, with a title cover.  The green board covers and the prints themselves are in excellent condition (the outer cover is torn extensively). Printed on a cream/tan Japan paper, with full margins, 3 5/8 x 5 3/8, the sheets 10 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches. Ex collection: John Gribbel (with his pencil inscription on cover) Fine clear delicately […]

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Sur la Tamise (On the Thames)

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Sur la Tamise, woodcut, 1914, signed in pencil lower left margins and numbered (3/35) lower right margin. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 696, only state. In generally good condition apart from mat stain outside of the image, slight toning, on Arches laid paper, with margins, 11 3/8 c 14 3/8, the sheet 13 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches. A good impression of this early cubist-influenced woodcut. Laboureur was of course close to Felix Vallotton, even before the turn of the century, and this woodcut shows the continuing influence of Vallotton as Laboureur was beginning to bring cubism into his […]

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Paysage au Tunnel

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Paysage au Tunnel, etching, 1920, signed in pencil lower left, numbered (19/55 ep) lower right and also titled lower left edge. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 195, second state (of 2), from the edition of 55. In very good condition, printed on a cream wove paper with deckle edges, the full sheet with wide margins, 7 7/8 x 9, the sheet 11 x 16 1/8 inches. A fine impression, printed in a dark brownish/black ink. This is similar to the composition of Paysage au Butte Chaumont (L 205) but it a more dramatic etching (here along the Loire, near […]

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Chaumieres Dans Les Marais

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur etching and roulette, Chaumieres Dans Les Marais, 1930, signed lower left and numbered 12/80, Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 422, Godefry 422. Third state of three. From the total printing of 108, 85 in this state. With the blindstamp of Jacquart lower right margin. In very good condition, on medium wove paper with full margins, 7 3/4 x 8 3/4, the sheet 11 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches. A fine, vivid impression. Jean-Emile Laboureur was born in Nantes in 1877. He traveled to Paris in 1895 intending to study law at the Sorbonne, but found himself drawn to the nearby […]

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Faubourg

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Faubourg, soft ground etching in two plates (black and sanguine), 1930, signed in pencil lower left and inscribed “imp d’essai” lower right. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 413, a trial proof of the first state (of 2); there were 20 impressions of the first state, and 170 of the second state which was issued in conjunction with the publication of L’Eloge de J.-E. Laboureur by Dr. Lucien-Graux.  In very good condition, with wide (full?) margins, 7 3/4 x 5 3/4, the sheet 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. A fine proof impression of the first state. In the second […]

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La Depart Pour La Chasse (Leaving for the Hunt)

Artist: Jean-Emile Laboureur
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Jean-Emile Laboureur lithograph La Depart Pour La Chasse, in five colors, 1927, signed and numbered (35/150) in pencil (Sylvain Laboureur, Godefry 780), from the edition of 150 plus 20 hors tirage. 9 x 8 1/4 (sheet: 19 1/2 x 13 1/4) inches; 229 x 210 (sheet 495 x 337) mm, acid-free mounting.  Good condition, on a heavy wove paper with wide (full) margins and deckle edges (a fox spot in right margin away from image, scattered foxing at extreme margin edges, 2 pinholes in margins) A fine impression in vivid colors. The edition was published by the review Le Chien de […]

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