Charles Meryon prints for sale

French, 1821-1868

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Bain-Froid Chevrier -  MERYON

Bain-Froid Chevrier
Etching, 1864, Schneiderman 93, (v/V); Delteil-Wright 44, (vi/VI), with the verses printed below from a separate plate. 5 1/4 x 5 5/8 in. Initialed on the plate with the monogram. A fine, luminous impression printed in black ink on cream-colored laid paper; watermark HUDELIST. Wide margins. Very good condition. An uncommon print.
SOLD

L'Abside de Notre Dame -  MERYON

L'Abside de Notre Dame
Etching with drypoint, 1854, Schneiderman 45 (iv/IX), edition unknown. 6 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on light cream laid paper with the watermark GDT. The margins are wide and the condition is generally fine. There's just a very faint trace of an old mat line showing showing from an early mount. (The "C" is his first name is printing somewhat lightly which is sometimes the case with this print.) This large and important Meryon print is from the collection of James Lockhart (Lugt 4387) a New York State collector.
SOLD

L'Abside de Notre Dame (The Apse of Notre Dame) -  MERYON

L'Abside de Notre Dame (The Apse of Notre Dame)
Etching and drypoint, 1854, Scheiderman 45 (vi/IX), Delteil/Wright 38 (v/VIII); edition unknown. 6 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower left, below the image. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on a beautiful sheet of thin china paper. The margins are wide and probably this is the full, untrimmed sheet. The condition is fine apart from slight, old toning (and thinning) from earlier hinges at the top corner edges of the sheet. This iconic Meryon print is from the celebrated collections of B.B. MacGeorge (Lugt 394) and J.J. Heywood (Lugt 1276). Their collector marks are not evident on the print itself but the original Knoedler label from the frame indicates this impression is # 38 in the landmark 1917 catalogue and exhibition of Meryon prints from the MacGeorge Collection. As described in the catalogue, MacGeorge owned five impressions of L'Abside de Notre Dame and this one is "(d) Fifth state, chine." This impression is also cited in Delteil/Wright in his entry for the fifth state, "Mr. MacGeorge also had a proof on thin india paper." In addition, there's an old pencil inscription on the bottom of the margin which reads, "from the Heywood collection." (The Knoedler inventory number on the label also appears in pencil on the bottom margin.) This is an exceptional 19th century French etching with impeccable provenance.
SOLD

L'Ancien Louvre, Paris (The Old Louvre, Paris, after Zeeman) -  MERYON

L'Ancien Louvre, Paris (The Old Louvre, Paris, after Zeeman)
Etching, 1865-66, Schneiderman 96 (v/VI), Delteil-Wright (v/VI); edition unknown. 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. Unsigned. This is a fine impression printed on sturdy wove paper. The margins are wide. The condition is very good apart from toning along the top edge, verso, from an early adhesive and minor toning along the extreme bottom edge, verso. According to Delteil/Wright, "Meryon etched this plate from a painting by Zeeman in the Louvre, as a commission from the French Government, shortly before his second and final term in the asylum at Charenton, two years before his death. The etching was done on the back of the cancelled plate of the Petit Pont." This lifetime impression is from the collection of Alfred Morrison (Lugt 151). Morrison (1821-1897) was a prominent collector of his time.
$2,000

L'Arche du Pont, Notre Dame -  MERYON

L'Arche du Pont, Notre Dame
Etching, 1853 and later, Schneiderman 28 (iv/VII). 6 x 7 5/8 in. A fine, lifetime impression printed on a paper showing a partial HUDELIST watermark. Wide margins. Very good condition apart from faint discoloration within a previous mat opening. A major work.
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La Galerie Notre Dame -  MERYON

La Galerie Notre Dame
Etching with engraving, 1853, Schneiderman 29 (iii/VI), Delteil-Wright 26 (iii/V); edition unknown. 11 x 6 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. This is a superb, early, luminous impression of the very rare third state, before the the top borderline has been strengthened. The margins are full and the paper is a fine laid without a watermark. The condition is excellent other than for a modest little spot of discoloration in the lower margin and a tiny paper loss in the upper right corner of the sheet. This iconic image by Meryon is one of his finest prints. This impression is from the celebrated collection of Henri M. Petiet, Paris, and bears his stamp on the verso, lower left.
$8,000

La Galerie, Notre Dame -  MERYON

La Galerie, Notre Dame
Etching, 1853, Schneiderman 29 (vi/VI), one of thirty impressions printed in 1861. 11 1/8 x 7 in. Signed in the plate. A fine impression of this icon of 19th century French printmaking. Full margins. Printed in black ink on off-white HUDELIST watermarked paper. Minor staining along the edges of the sheet, verso, from when once attached to a backing.
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La Rue des Toiles, A Bourges -  MERYON

La Rue des Toiles, A Bourges
Etching, 1853, Schneiderman 31, (v/IX). 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. This is a superb, luminous impression of this early, rare state. The margins are quite wide and the paper has a D & C BLAUW watermark. Condition is fine apart from a minor repair in the lower left corner of the margin.
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La Tour de l'Horloge (The Clock Tower) -  MERYON

La Tour de l'Horloge (The Clock Tower)
Etching with engraving, 1852 and later, Schneiderman 23 (iv/X), Delteil-Wright (iv/X), edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Initialed in the plate, upper left. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on cream laid paper with an elaborate fleur-de-lis watermark bearing the letters HP. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine other than for an occasional handling mark and an incidental rust mark and minor marginal stain here and there. This early state still shows the horizontal mark in the blank are at bottom. This is removed in the fifth state. Early impressions such as this one are rare, indeed. Ex-collection: Henri M. Petiet (not in Lugt) with his collectors stamp on the verso, lower left.
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La Tour de l'Horloge (The Clock Tower), Paris -  MERYON

La Tour de l'Horloge (The Clock Tower), Paris
Etching, 1852, Schneiderman 23 (iii/X); Delteil-Wright (iii/X); edition unknown. 10 3/8 x 7 1/4 in. Initialed in the plate, upper right. This is a superb, dark impression printed in black ink on blue-green laid paper. The margins are wide and the condition is very good. (The print was mounted along the edges, verso, at some point and there's still a trace of an old glue evident. There's a rust spot in the margin at right and a very faint trace of an old mat line. Also, one tiny fox mark is just above the platemark near the tower.) The catalogue lists twenty-five impressions of this rare early state. Provenance: C.W. Dowdeswell (Lugt 690), Caroline and George Rowland, Boston, MA, and there's a pencil notation at bottom listing the "Simpson Collection." This is an exceptional impression of a major work by the artist.
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Le Tombeau de Moliere -  MERYON

Le Tombeau de Moliere
Etching, 1854, Schneiderman 34A, (ii/II). 2 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. A fine impression with wide margins. Paper slightly toned, recto. Collector's mark, verso, possibly Lugt 2074, an unidentified collector. Partial fleur-de-lis watermark.
SOLD


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