Le Chapeau de Velours


Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Chapeau de Velours, etching, 1914, signed in pencil lower left and numbered (17/30) lower right [also signed and dated in the plate upper right]. Reference: Godefroy, Sylvain Laboureur 128, only state. In very good condition, with margins (small thin areas verso toward corners), 8 x 6 1/4, the sheet 9 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches. Archival matting.

A fine impression, printed with plate tone on an ivory wove paper.

Le Chapeau is a markedly modernist print, done as Laboureur was immersed in developing the unique approach to cubism that represented a break from the more conventional aesthetic of his past.