LEON LHERMITTE – La Veillée (Evening), 1873
Sheet size: 200 x 285 mm
Image size: 85 x 110 mm
Edition: Size of edition unknown; scarce – Signed in plate
Original etching by Léon Lhermitte, signed L Lhermitte del. et sc. in the plate (just below the image), printed by Delatre on thin China paper which was then pasted into the journal Paris à l'eau forte by the firm Benoist. Whoever pasted in this etching must have been tired, because they have fixed it upside down, with the title upside down at the top. The etching is in excellent condition. The backing sheet - which is blank apart from the upside-down title - has yellowed slightly and has some offsetting from type on the facing page; this does not affect the China paper of the etching, and would be hidden in framing. There is also type on the reverse. Condition: Excellent, see description.