Le Charmeur de Moineaux

Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Charmeur de Moineaux, etching and engraving, 1933, signed in pencil lower left and inscribed “a Monsieur Armand Olivier, en hommage”, also numbered lower right and annotated “imp.” Reference: Laboureur 477, third state (of 3), from the total of 75 impressions pulled, in generally good condition apart from slight light staining, 5 x 7 1/2, the sheet 8 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches.

A fine impression.

Although numbered 3/120, there were no impressions pulled after number 68.

Laboureur also made a lithograph of a similar scene (Laboureur 784), as well as a gouache.

The man at the left appears to be feeding the sparrows (moineaux).