Sur la Marne


Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Sur la Marne, engraving, 1924, signed in pencil lower right [with the initial lower right in the plate]. Reference: S. Laboureur 277, third state (of 4), before the letters below the image, before the large edition in the fourth state as an illustration for an article by Claude Roger-Marx. With full margins, 7 x 5 1/4, the sheet 11 x 9 inches.

A fine impression, printed on a cream Arches paper (with the Arches watermark).

In addition to the cubist idiom this print, with its elongated figures, illustrates Laboureur’s interest in Mannerism – perhaps first ignited in his studies of the French, Italian and German old master prints during his early years in the print rooms in Dresden, Berlin, and Munich.