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François Bonvin
Graveur, effet de lampe (Engraver, lamp effect)


A beautifully rich impression

Artist: François Bonvin (1817-1887)
Title: Graveur, effet de lampe (Engraver, lamp effect)
Date: 1861
School: French, XIXth-century
Medium: etching
Dimensions: 210 x 165mm (plate), 260 x 205mm (sheet)
Watermark:  none
Inscriptions/marks: in the plate lower right <<bonvin f 1861>>
Condition: fine impression on thick Japanese wrapping paper which has the feel and appearance of vellum
Description: artist seated viewed from the back working on a plate by the light of a lamp
Reference: Beraldi, Graveurs du XIXe siècle, vol. 2, Bonvin, 2. From Six Eaux-fortes, dessinées et gravées par F. Bonvin, Peintre, 1861. Printed by Auguste Delâtre. According to Beraldi, Bonvin’s best etchings were printed for the collector and art critic, Philippe Burty (1830-1890) on thick Japanese wrapping paper.
Provenance: Paul Prouté, Paris