La Fille au Litre (Grande Planche), 1921

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 phase.  He was apparently inspired by a photograph by Eugene Atget (Md. de vin rue Boyer 262, 1908).