Viaduc a Monaco

Jean-Emile Laboueur (1877-1943), Viaduc a Monaco, 1931, etching, signed in pencil lower left and numbered lower right (2/8), annotated imp.; also titled lower left margin edge. Reference: S. Laboureur 437, first state (of 3), from the group of 8 in the first state (a total of 54 proofs were pulled in all states). Printed on cream wove paper with the watermark VMA. 11 1/4 x 8 1/4, the sheet 18 x 11 inches.

A fine impression of this early state.

This is a rather realistic portrait of the railroad viaduct, Saint Devote, Monte Carlo, Riviera; the figures, however, are in a mannerist mode.