Pecheurs au Carrelet


Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), engraving, 1925, signed in pencil lower left, numbered 53/65 lower right and annotated imp. Reference: Laboueur 300, third state (of 3), from the total of about 69 lifetime proofs (there was also a posthumous edition). In very good condition, minor handling folds at margin edges; with wide/full margins, on a cream wove paper, archival mounting with window mat, 7 1/4 x 7 5/8, the sheet 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches.

A fine fresh impression.

Laboureur created Pecheurs au Carrelet in engraving, a technique which  provided sharp and exact lines complimenting his personal interpretation of cubism; as is apparent, he had perfected the technique by the time he made Pecheurs.

The fishers (pecheurs) pictured are using a square net (a carrelet).