Charles Meryon drypoints for sale

French, 1821-1868

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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.
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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.
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