La Depart Pour La Chasse (Leaving for the Hunt)

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 Pique, and the impressions (including this one) have its stamp, on heavy white wove with full margins.

Only a relatively small portion of Laboureur’s printed work was done in lithography, and of this group, only a few examples were made in color.