Le Marché aux Fleurs ou la Rencontre

Laboureur-MarcheFleursBigJean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Le Marché aux Fleurs ou la Rencontre, 1914, Engraving. Sylvain Laboureur 127, second state (of 2). Edition of 35. Signed, titled, and numbered 2/35 ép in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left.

Image size: 11 1/8 x 13 9/16 inches (283 x 344 mm); sheet size 12 7/8 x 16 3/8 inches (327 x 416 mm).

A superb impression, with rich burr and delicate overall plate tone, on cream wove paper; full margins (6/8 to 1 3/8 inches); slight light toning within the original mat opening, otherwise in excellent condition.

One of Laboureur’s most successful and earliest essays in his adaptation of cubism.

Laboureur printed the first part of the edition, numbers 1 through 20, in 1914; then after the War, in 1920, completed the printing of the edition.