Theodore Rousseau prints for sale

French, 1812-1867

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Le Cerisier de la Plante-à-Biau (The Cherry Tree at La Plante-à-Biau) -  ROUSSEAU

Le Cerisier de la Plante-à-Biau (The Cherry Tree at La Plante-à-Biau)
Cliché-verre , 1855, Melot R5, only state. edition 150. 9 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is one of forty cliché-verre plates acquired from Bouasse-Lebel including works by Corot, Daubigny, Delacroix, Millet and Rousseau. They were acquired by by the firm of Sagot-Le Garrec and published in 1921. Each impression, as with this one, bears the stamp of Sagot-Le Garrec (Lugt 1766a) and is numbered. (Our impression is signed in pencil with, "Essai" ('trial proof'). Early, lifetime impressions of these works are nearly impossible to fine. This a especially fine example of one of only six graphic works by Rousseau, two of which were the cliché-verre glass plate process.
$1,400

Oak Tree Growing Among the Rocks (Le Chene de Roche) -  ROUSSEAU

Oak Tree Growing Among the Rocks (Le Chene de Roche)
Etching, 1861, Melot R4 (iii/III), edition unknown. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on a cream-colored chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is very good. Rousseau produced only four etchings and this is the most common as it appears here; the third state as published in the Gazette des Beaux Arts in 1861. Early state impressions are very rare and the letters of the third state are occasionally found masked or roughed out to present the appearance of a first state. Rousseau exhibited the painting of the same subject in the Salon of 1861. This is a fine example of Barbizon printmaking at an affordable price.
$1,000


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