Current Inventory by Charles Meryon

L’Abside de Notre-Dame

Artist: Charles Meryon

Charles Meryon (1821-1868), L’Abside de Notre Dame, etching with engraving and drypoint, 1854. Schneiderman 45, fourth state (of 9). In excellent condition, printed in blackish/brown ink on a cream laid paper with the watermark D&C BLAUW. With full margins, 6 1/2 x 11 3/4, the sheet 12 x 16 3/4 inches. A fine rich impression, printed with a delicate film of plate tone, carefully wiped to accentuate the embankment beside and under the bridge. The eminent art critic Phillipe Burty wrote of L’Abside: “The church of Notre-Dame seems…to have exerted a great attraction on the dreamy spirit of the artist. […]

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La Morgue

Artist: Charles Meryon

Charles Meryon (1821-1868), La Morgue, 1854, etching, fourth state (of 7), printed in brown/black ink, Schneiderman 42 [with the inscription, date, address in the plate]. 9 3/4 x 8 3/8, the sheet 13 x 10 1/2 inches. A fine impression, printed on thin cream laid paper in a dark brown/black ink. With the Hallines Shield watermark. Meryon personally printed the impressions of this state (he printed all the impressions of The Morgue up to state 6 himself). In this impression he has left a subtle layer of plate tone throughout, but has wiped the plate slightly more on the central […]

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La Morgue – 4th State

Artist: Charles Meryon
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Charles Meryon 1821-1868), La Morgue, etching, fourth state (of 7), printed in brown/black ink, Schneiderman 42 [with the inscription, date, address in the plate]. In very good condition, with margins (several nicks at margin edges, remains of prior hinging verso, tiny loss left margin edge, bottom right corner). 9 x 8 1/8 inches, the sheet 10 13/16 x 9 1/2 inches. Provenance: Sir John Day (his blindstamp recto lower left, Lugt 526) C.W. Dowdeswell, 36 Chancery Lane, London (stamp verso, Lugt 690) Arthur Hahlo and Company A fine, richly inked impression, printed on thin laid paper in a dark brown/black […]

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La Morgue – Rare 3rd State, before letters

Artist: Charles Meryon
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Charles Meryon (1821-1868), La Morgue, etching, 1854, third state (of 7), printed in dark brown/black ink. References: Delteil Wright 36, Schneiderman 42. On a thin laid paper with a watermark with the initials CD. In excellent condition, hinge remains verso, with margins, image 8 3/8 x 7 1/2, the plate 9 1/8 x 8 1/8, the sheet 9 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. A superb atmospheric impression, with extensive and selective wiping of the plate, and particularly effective inking and plate tone in the ominous clouds of smoke and the shadowy areas at the left. The richness of the lines attest to the […]

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La Tour de L’Horloge 3rd state of 10

Artist: Charles Meryon
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Charles Meryon (1821-1868), La Tour de L’Horloge (The Clock Tower, Paris), 1852, etching with engraving. Reference: Schneiderman 23, Delteil 28. Third state (of 10). On very thin Japan paper. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. Archival mounting (non-attached mylar hinging between acid free board, glassine cover). In very good condition. Provenance: Colnaghi, London (with their notation verso). A fine early atmospheric impression, printed in dark brownish/black ink. In this state the borderline at both sides has yet to be reinforced. There is still a thin horizontal line across the lower margin above the bottom platemark, which is removed in the […]

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