The Studio on the Boat (Le Bateau-Atelier) - CHARLES-FRANCOIS DAUBIGNY
Etching, 1861, Melot 111, Delteil 111 (ii/II); edition unknown. 4 15/16 x 7 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left, and with Delatre, Paris, as printer, lower right. This is a fine impression as published in the Gazette des Beaux-Arts (1874). The margins are full. The condition is excellent. This self-portrait is arguably the best print from the series "Voyage en Bateau" ('The Boat Trip'), (Delteil 99-115) and an iconic image from 19th century French "plein air" printmaking. Melot references a third state but does not explain it.
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