Le Bi a Villerville - ALBERT BESNARD
Etching, 1884, Delteil 20 (ii/II), edition 75. 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. Initialed, dated and titled in the plate. Signed and numbered below in pencil. This is a fine, fresh impression printed on antique laid paper, apparently the end leaf from an old volume. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. The subject here is Robert Besnard, (le "Petit Bi"), the eldest son of the artist. This early, endearing work shows the artist already with a great understanding of the etching process. He produced about two hundred prints throughout his career.
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