Henri Jourdain "Route en Automne" Pencil Signed Etching

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  • Sold Date: Jun 13, 2011
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Henri Jourdain , France

"Route en Automne - France."

Etching, with aquatint in colors.

Paris Etching Society, publishers


A wonderful and very large impression with great aquatint colors, depicting a tree-lined French lane in autumn with a stone house to the right. Pencil signed by listed artist Henri Jourdain in the lower right and titled in the lower left "Route en Automne - France."

Sidney Lucas and the Paris Etching Society were renowned for their application of colors using aquatint in a manner that looks virtually identical to hand-applied watercolors ... a very difficult and impressive feat! Plate size of 23.5 x 16.25" on a sheet measuring 25.5 x 20" mounted to a chipboard substrate (as it was issued from the publisher). Some minor & even overall toning. Glue residue in the right margin, which does not affect the image area.

About the Paris Etching Society:

The Paris Etching Society was founded by New York gallerist Sidney Zoltan Lucas. From 1928 through the 1950s, Lucas would travel from America to France in order to hand-select the artists he would publish under the PES name. Impressions made under this moniker typically include Lucas' initials in a triangle chop mark as well as mention of the Camilla Lucas Gallery, Sidney's gallery (which he named after his mother). This business was later renamed the Lucille Lucas Gallery, after Sidney's wife, who still runs the shop today. Lucas' second shop, The Old Print Gallery, was the first North American publisher of Salvador Dali prints, introducing the infamous Surrealist's lithographs to the American public in 1964.