Henri Jourdain "Route en Automne" Pencil Signed Etching

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
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