Le 14-Juillet au Village


Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le 14-Juillet au Village, engraving and roulette, 1925, signed in pencil lower left and numbered lower right (30/100) [also initialed and dated in the plate lower left]. Reference: Laboureur 292, third state (of three), from the edition of 100 impressions in the third state (115 printed in all states). In very good condition (the slightest coloration at paper’s edge, time staining in the margins), the full sheet, 5 3/4 x 6 1/2, the sheet 11 x 15 inches.

A fine impression, printed on a strong cream wove paper, with deckle edges.

ex collection Alan Fortunoff

A splendid example of Laboureur’s use of engraving, plus the use of a roulette tool to create the shaded areas (the trees, the lawn to the left of the building. We do not see any evidence of etching, although Sylvan Laboureur catalogued the print as etching and engraving. The children and adults – their outlines and shading – are engraved, as are the clouds, and the shading effects on the rooftop and the ground at the very bottom of the composition.