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La Fontaine, Fables, Le pot de fer et le pot de terre. Eau forte originale sur papier Vergé

Auguste DELIERRE

La Fontaine, Fables, Le pot de fer et le pot de terre. Eau forte originale sur papier Vergé

A. Quantin, Paris 1883, 22x31,5cm (cuvette: 15,5x21cm), une feuille.


Original etching before its hand colored aquatint, signed in planche.Réalisée on laid paper at the request of the publisher A. QUANTIN to illustrate La Fontaine fable, "The iron pot and crock" .Très beautiful state, presented in a modern black matte board and protected by a serpente.Auguste Delierre (1829-1891) and is referenced in the Bénézit dictionary of painters, sculptors, designers and engravers "history painter, scenes genre, animated landscapes, still lifes, illustrator. pupil of Eugène Ciceri, he participated in the Salon de Paris between 1852 and 1889 His compositions animated landscapes hunting show the influence of the works of Desportes and Oudry that it has long copied. It also marks a preference for still life. He also illustrated the Fables of La Fontaine. " Alain-Marie Bassy in his book "Les Fables de La Fontaine, four centuries of illustration" style analysis for the representation of fables: "If he seeks the same angle on the animal Gustave Doré, it eliminates any sense of dread. Wounded bird with an arrow is no longer a major migratory bird but deliciously colored quail still life. [...] Before [the animals among whom we live], the eye of Delierre is as cold as an entomologist. fable The art of home becomes the best example of pictorial naturalism. " A deluxe edition in two volumes: Fables of La Fontaine. Illustrated edition of 75 boards etching by A. Delierre, Paris, Quantin, 1883 is cataloged in the National Library. The etchings are fables before the letter and enclosed in attractive frames Louis XVI. " --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

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