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MANUEL ROBBE (French / 1872-1936)

Manuel Robbe is one of those artists whose work defines the spirit of the Belle Époque. Robbe was born in Paris, and studed at the Académie Julian and then at the École des Beaux-Arts. Robbe exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Français. Manuel Robbe learned printmaking under Eugène Delâtre, and is especially remembered for his etchings and aquatints, many of them published by Edmond Sagot, who also promoted the work of the young Jacques Villon. Robbe pioneered the “á la poupée” method of colour aquatint, in which different colours are painted directly onto the plate before each impression, giving each print a unique colouring as in a monoprint.

See also:

CHARLES HUARD
EUGÈNE DELATRE
AUGUSTE LOUIS LEPÈRE
JACQUES VILLON

Selected prints by MANUEL ROBBE

Scène portuaire, 1934
Etching/aquatint
Menuet d'Automne, 1898
Lithograph

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