L’Auberge du Bord de L’Eau (Petite Planche)

Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), L’Auberge du Bord de L’Eau (Petite Planche), engraving, 1924, signed in pencil lower left, numbered lower right ((41/60), and titled in pencil by the artist lower margin edge. Reference: Laboureur 310, third state (of 3), from the edition of 60 in this state. In very good condition, the full sheet with deckle edges, 3 1/2 x 4 7/8, the sheet 8 3/4 x 11 inches.

A fine impression of this gem, printed on a Van Gelder Zonen cream wove paper (with partial watermark).

Published by Henri Petiet, with his blindstamp (Lugt 2021a).

Ex collection Alan Fortunoff (not in Lugt)

Apparently totally completed in engraving, using an entremely fine gravure (although catalogued as an etching by Sylvan Laboureur); the plate was also carefully wiped to leave a fine filter of plate tone on the lower left and the field at the right.

This plate, and a larger version (L 317) were created along the Seine when the artist stayed in the village of Champrosay, in a house neighboring that of his colleague the artist Marie Laurencin.