Laboureur - L'Amazon



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.

The print is inscribed by Laboureur to the artist Robert Bonfils (1886-1972); Bonfils, slightly younger than Laboureur, eventually became a well known printmaker in his own right.  Bonfils was a prolific artist and illustrator, famed for his art deco style, and his most successful work typically manifests the strong influence of Laboureur.