JEAN-FRANCOIS RAFFAELLI – Le petit oiseau, 1915
Sheet size: 235x315 mm
Image size: 150x185 mm
Edition: 100 – Signed by artist
Original colour etching by Jean-François Raffaëlli, hand-signed in pencil. Printed on Arches laid paper. A beautiful example of Raffaëlli's late Impressionist art. This etching served as the frontispiece for the catalogue of his etchings by Loÿs Delteil, Le Peintre-Graveur illustré, tome 16, published in 1923. There were 100 copies of this catalogue on Japan paper, with the etching hand-signed, and 470 ordinary copies in which the etching was not signed. The two dark spots centrally at the extreme right and left of the image are two pin holes made during the process of printing (holding the paper still for precise colour registration), and therefore occur on all copies of this print. Apart from a couple of light smudges in the margins, this print is in lovely condition. Ref: Delteil 104 (II/II). Condition: Excellent, see description.