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HENRY CHAPRONT (French / 1876-1965)

A major Symbolist printmaker, Henry Chapront illustrated fine limited editions of decadent writers such as Baudelaire, Huysmans and de Gourmont. Chapront was born at Rochefort-sur-Mer, and died at La Bachellerie in the Dordogne. At the age of 16 he enrolled at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The young Chapront was welcomed into the decadent world of the Symbolists, becoming friends with Alfred Jarry and mixing with writers such as Verlaine, Huysmans and Remy de Gourmont and artists such as Félicien Rops, Modigliani, and Toulouse-Lautrec. Although Henry Chapront lived until 1965, his work as a whole is completely imbued with the glamorous decadence of the fin-de-siècle. There was a retrospective of his work at the Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers, in 1985. Our prints by Henry Chapront include etchings and wood engravings for his edition of “Le Voyage” by Baudelaire; this portfolio was the personal copy of the book's printer, Robert Coulouma (who was responsible for many fine press books). As a consequence we are able to offer signed copies of Chapront's portrait of Baudelaire in 4 different states. We have all the etchings in 3, 4, or 5 different states, printed on China paper by the artist, all signed, with limitations from 12 to 100; please enquire if you are interested. See: A.-M. Gossez, Henry Chapront Aquatintiste, Paris, 1919.

See also:

ÉDOUARD CHIMOT
FRANS DE GEETERE
ALMÉRY LOBEL-RICHE
MARIETTE LYDIS
FÉLICIEN ROPS
HENRI JOSEPH THOMAS

Selected prints by HENRY CHAPRONT

Nous nous
embarquerons sur la
mer des Ténèbres, 1922
Etching
Et puis, et puis
encore?, 1922
Etching
Charles Baudelaire, 1922
Etching

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