Le Diner Chez le Bistro



Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Diner Chez le Bistro, engraving, 1923, signed in pencil lower left, numbered (9/60) and inscribed “imp” lower right [also with the monogram and date lower left in the plate]. Reference: Laboureur 255, second state (of 2), from the edition of 60, the total printing was 74. In excellent condition, the full sheet with full margins, printed on a white wove paper (watermark “J Perrigo”). 6 1/4 x 5 1/2, the sheet 11 x 8 15/16 inches.

A fine impression, printed by the artist personally, with a subtle veil of plate tone.

Sylvain Laboureur notes that this plate evokes an image of the artist and his wife in a bistro on the rue Saint-Jacques.