ARMAND GUILLAUMIN – Chemin des Hautes-Bruyères, 1873
Sheet size: 285 x 200 mm
Image size: 75 x 105 mm
Edition: Size of edition unknown; scarce – Signed in plate
Original etching by Armand Guillaumin. Signed with the artist's monogram in the plate. Guillaumin has also etched the title below the image, though through inexperience quite a few of the letters are reversed. This is one of 12 original Impressionist etchings by Armand Guillaumin published in the artistic and literary journal Paris à l'eau-forte in 1873 and 1874. These are to our knowledge the first published prints in the fully-developed Impressionist style, and also the first chance the general public had to embrace or reject the new aesthetic; the first Impressionist Exhibition, in which Guillaumin took part, was not until the following April. The etching was printed by Delatre on thin China paper which was then pasted onto a page of Paris à l'eau forte. This backing sheet has yellowed slightly, not affecting the print. There is text below and on the reverse. Reproduced in Budde, Vom Spiel der Farbe: Armand Guillaumin, ein vergessener Impressionist, p.389. Ref: D10d. Condition: Excellent, see description.