Wednesday, May 31, 2006

French Etchings

The Capitaine Fracasse
Abraham Bosse (1602-1676)

Westminster Palace
Félix Buhot (1847-1898)

Retour Des Champs Elysees
Félix Buhot (1847-1898)

Pont Neuf
Eugene Bejot (1867-1931)

La Pompe Notre Dame
Charles Meryon (1821-1868)

Le Coq
Felix Bracquemond (1833-1914)

Le Stryge
Charles Meryon (1821-1868)

[click for huge full size blogger/scaled versions]*

'A history of French etching from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day; Illustrated with a Frontispiece and One Hundred and Six Reproductions in Photogravure' , by F. L. Leipnik." at Carnegie Mellon University's Posner Library.
*If anyone wants a full size version of any of these (>1Mb) without having to go through the hassle of paging through the website, email me.

3 comments :

misteraitch said...

There’s an on-line exhibition about the work of Abraham Bosse at the BnF. I first saw the last of these etchings on a book-cover: I think it was an old Penguin edition of Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary.

pk said...

Thanks a lot for the link. I kind of 'made myself' not look around to see what else was online for these artists - I thought the photogravures themselves deserved a 'turn' as it were.

There was also the thought that I'd spent so much time paging through Posner Lib. only to be reproducing what's easily available at Artcylopedia or the like of course. But the book has a great selection with excellent printing quality.

So I'm glad to see another version of that Bosse image. I also see he did the engraving for Girard Desargues' perspective book.

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