Auguste Lepere etchings for sale

French, 1849-1918

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Blanchisseuses (Jeunesse passe vite vertu!) Laundresses (How quickly Youth Fades!) -  LEPERE

Blanchisseuses (Jeunesse passe vite vertu!) Laundresses (How quickly Youth Fades!)
Soft ground etching with aquatint printed in colors, 1893, Stein & Karshan 41, Lotz-Brissonneau 91, edition 100. 15 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered in blue crayon, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a tiny fox mark at the extreme top edge of the sheet. This impression was published by "L'Estampe Originale," (Plate 24, Album III), and bears their blindstamp in the lower left corner (Lugt 819).
$2,400

City of Rag Pickers (Cité des Chiffonniers) -  LEPERE

City of Rag Pickers (Cité des Chiffonniers)
Etching, 1895, Lotz-Brissonneau 102, edition 35. 8 1/2 x 10 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on a cream laid paper. The margins are small but this is probably the full sheet as printed. The condition is very good other than for a small old hinge on the upper left corner margin, recto. Ex-collection the artist (Lugt 141). An annotation on the old mat states the print is from the collection of George Petit Didier.
$675

Le Bout Genet (Crévecoeur-le-Grand) -  LEPERE

Le Bout Genet (Crévecoeur-le-Grand)
Etching, 1913, Texier-Bernier 409 (ii/II), edition 50. 10 3/8 x 8 in. Signed in the plate and signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. Here we have a fine, luminous impression printed on fairly thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is a very nice example of his landscape etching.
$750

Les Arbres Tordus (Saint-Jean-de-Monts) -  LEPERE

Les Arbres Tordus (Saint-Jean-de-Monts)
Etching, 1914, Texier-Bernier 417 (ii/II), edition 50. 7 x 11 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on off-white Japanese paper. The margins are substantial and probably full. The condition is very good apart from old hinges, verso, showing through at the top corners outside of the platemark. This work was published by Sagot, Paris, and their blindstamp is in the lower right corner margin.
$600

Leveling of La Place Maubert (Nivellement de la Place Maubert) -  LEPERE

Leveling of La Place Maubert (Nivellement de la Place Maubert)
Etching, 1890, Lotz-Brissonneau 14 (ii/II), edition 30. 6 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. Signed and titled in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is s a fine impression of this uncommon early work. The margins are probably full. The condition is fine apart from old hinges on the verso. The Square was created in the beginning of the 13th century.
$650

Notre Dame as seen from the Quay de Montebello (Notre Dame vue de Quai de Montebello) -  LEPERE

Notre Dame as seen from the Quay de Montebello (Notre Dame vue de Quai de Montebello)
Etching, 1901, Lotz-Brissonneau 125 (ii/II), edition 40. 7 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a cream wove paper and published by Sagot. The margins are full. The image is slightly light struck within an early mat opening. There's a red collectors mark in the lower right corner of the sheet which we have yet to identify.
$700

Retun of the Flock (Retour du Troupeau) -  LEPERE

Retun of the Flock (Retour du Troupeau)
Etching, undated but possibly 1913, possibly G. M. Textier-Bernier 408, edition 50. 10 x 7 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on laid paper and the work was published by Sagot. There are traces of old hinges on the verso edges. There's an unidentified collector's mark in the lower right corner margin. This beautiful print is a fine example of Lepere's ability to draw trees and make a complete subject at the same time.
$700

Rue de la Montagne Sainte-Genevieve (Paris) -  LEPERE

Rue de la Montagne Sainte-Genevieve (Paris)
Etching, 1906, Texier-Bernier 340 (ii/II), edition 40. 10 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. Signed in the plate with initials, upper right corner. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (Old hinges remain on the corners, verso.) This lovely work depicts St. Etienne-du-Mont in the background, a church also etched with great success by Charles Meryon.
SOLD

Sous Bois, à la Rigonette (Vendée) -  LEPERE

Sous Bois, à la Rigonette (Vendée)
Etching, 1911, Texier-Bernier 386 (ii/III), edition 35. 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on thin, creamy Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. (There's a modest printing crease in the lower right, just to the image.) This plate was subsequently cut down and a third edition of 150 was printed.
$800

The Sun setting from Behind the Trees (Coucher de Soleil derrière les Arbes) -  LEPERE

The Sun setting from Behind the Trees (Coucher de Soleil derrière les Arbes)
Etching, 1908, Texier-Bernier 357 (ii/III), four impressions in this state. 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for very light toning within an early mat opening and a soft vertical crease in the left margin. There were 6 impressions in the first state and the third and final state consisted of forty impressions. The plate was published by Sagot, Paris.
$550


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