Une Mare (Environs de Rossillon)


Adolphe Appian (1818-1898), Une Mare (Environs de Rossillon), etching, 1867 [signed and dated in the plate]. References: Burton 23, Curtis and Proute 23, Jennings 19, first state (of 3), before letters.  Published (with letters) as no. 285 in Eaux-fortes Modernes, 5th year, May 1 1867. In good condition apart from moderate light stain, printed on a chine applique. 9 1/4 x 6 5/8, the sheet 18 x 12 1/2 inches.

Provenance:  Ex Collection: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, sold to benefit the Museum by Christie’s, New York, September 2006.

A fine impression of one of Appian’s best known images.

In their catalogue the Burton’s quote Hamerton, in his first edition of Etching and Etchers, on this print:

“Amongst Appian’s contributions to the Societe may be especially mentioned Une Mare, Environs de Rossilon, which is nothing less than the most exquisite piece of free branch and stem drawing in recent French art….the whole work forms a perfect harmony, presented to us with the true passion of a tender and sensitive artist.”