Touristes en Bretagne


Jan-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), Touristes en Bretagne, engraving and roulette, 1928, signed in pencil lower left; numbered (42/58) and annotated “imp.” lower right [with the initial L bottom right in the plate]. Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 376, third state (of 3). In very good condition, with wide/full margins, printed on a cream wove paper, 4 3/8 x 4 3/4, the sheet 9 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches, archival matting.

A fine delicately printed impression.

The natives of this small town are at the left, carrying baskets and wearing aprons and wooden shoes; the small group of tourists at the right are gazing at the architecture – one woman reads a guidebook as the other two talk. Laboureur used a roulette tool to create regularized patterns of dots marking the fine woolen clothing of the tourists.