________________ A Portfolio of Three Etchings
First Etching: A Mischievous Trick Etching by Adolphe Lalauze after Antonio Casanova Second Etching: Scotch Fishers Waiting for the Darkness by Théophile-Narcisse Chauvel after Colin Hunter Third Etching: Preparations at Cairo by F. N. Masse after Frederick Arthur Bridgman Each Etching has a Page of Text Explaining the Etching From the Collection titled L'eau-Forte (Etchings) Published in 1889 - First Edition
Published in Philadelphia and Paris by George Barrie and the Barrie Brothers
Text by M. K. Halevy
Sheet Size: 440 mm x 300 mm (17-1/4 x 11-3/4 inches)
Above: Complete with the 3 Etching, 3 Text Leaves, and 3 Tissue Guards
Above: With the Original Paper Portfolio Folder
Above: First Etching: A Mischievous Trick Etching by Adolphe Lalauze after Antonio Casanova
Above: Second Etching: Scotch Fishers Waiting for the Darkness by Theophile Chauvel after Colin Hunter
Third Etching: Preparations at Cairo for the Departure of the Sacred Carpet by F. N. Masse after Frederick Arthur Bridgman
Above: Detail of a Text Page
Above: Detail of a Text Page
...a rare collection of 3 etchings.
This Publication of Etchings:
In 1889 the Barrie Publishing Company, of Philadelphia, published 75 European and British etchings in a collection titled "L'Eau-Forte" (Etchings).
This publication was presented in 25 individual parts, conisisting of 3 etchings per part. Each of these parts, consisting of 3 etchings and text, was offered with its own paper folder.
The part that I offer is Part 2, of 25 Parts total.
This eau-forte publication represented the best American printing and book-making techniques of that era. The preface page to this publication stated: "The standard of fine book-making in this country [USA] is rising rapidly, but among the very highest, it is thought, may be preserved this example."
The etchings are printed on heavy-weight paper, which is like a card-stock paper. The reverse side of each etching is blank. Each etching is protected by its original looseleaf tissue guard. Each etching is accompanied by a page of text, with text on both sides of that page.
The etchings, text pages, and tissue guards are all loosleaf in the paper cover.
These etchings were published during the etching revival of American printmaking.
The Three Etchings are:
First Etching: A Mischievous Trick Etching by Adolphe Lalauze after Antonio Casanova . Exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1877.
Second Etching: Scotch Fishers Waiting for the Darkness by Theophile Chauvel after Colin Hunter . Image of fishing in Scotland. From the collection of Mr. J. Donald.
Third Etching: Third Etching: Preparations at Cairo for the Departure of the Sacred Carpet by F. N. Masse after Frederick Bridgman . An Arab caravan prepares to journey to Mecca. Exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1876.
Published by the Barrie Family of Philadelphia:
These etchings were published in Philadelphia and Paris by the Barrie family, of Philadelphia. This publishing family was the father, George Barrie, and his two sons Robert Barrie and George Barrie Jr.
The father, George Barrie, was a Scottish-American immigrant who founded the Philadelphia publishing house Barrie and Sons. George Barrie was born in Glasgow, Scotland. in Philadelphia, George Barrie was first employed by the publisher J. B. Lippincott, before starting his own publishing company in 1873, with the assistance of his sons, Robert Barrie and George Barrie Jr.
The Barrie publish...