Les Deux Chaumieres

Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Les Deux Chaumieres, 1927-28, etching and engraving, signed in pencil lower left and numbered lower right. Laboureur 356, second state (of 4). One of the seven impressions printed in this state (84 in all), before the monogram in the plate, and some added shading in the trees. In excellent condition (paper folded less than an inch at sides); 4 1/2 x 6, 10 x 13 (before folds) inches.

A fine impression on cream wove paper. This impression appears to be an intermediate state between states one and two, before some shading on the figures at the left and in the trees at left in S. Laboureur’s second state.

A good example of Laboureur’s turn toward realism, and away from cubism, in the late ’20’s.