Brunet-Debaines Original Etching Wilkie's Burial at Sea after Turner 1874 Portfolio Edition Unmatted, Unframed


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Title: Peace - Burial at Sea
Artist: Alfred Brunet-Debaines - (1845-1935) - French artist
Technique: Original Etching after the painting by Joseph Mallord William Turner - (1775 - 1851) - English artist
Image size: 6 x 6-1/4 inches
Paper: Natural Laid Paper with watermark, 9-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches
Date Printed: 1874
Edition Size: Limited Edition published by the Portfolio art journal in 1874
Signed: Signed in the plate by Brunet-Debaines, not pencil signed.
References: The Portfolio (1874)
Condition: Excellent Condition without any flaws. This print has never been matted or framed.
Presentation: Unmatted and unframed. Blank on the back, not laid down. Ships in a plastic sleeve.

An original etching created by Alfred Brunet-Debaines. Limited Edition as published in The Portfolio art journal in 1874.

J.M.W. Turner painted Peace - Burial at Sea as an expression to commemorate the death a year earlier of Scottish artist David Wilkie. It was exhibited in 1842 at the Royal Academy and is now in the National Gallery.

This very fine etching of Turner's painting was commissioned by the Portfolio art journal in 1874. The French etcher, Alfred Brunet-Debaines, who lived much of his career in London, made the etching. It is a dramatic representation of Turner's original work. Brunet-Debaines was a highly respected etcher, and several of his works appeared in the Portfolio in the later years of the 19th century. The descriptive sheet from the art journal which is included gives greater detail about the Turner work.

The Portfolio Art Journal:
In the 1870s and 1880s during the etching revival in Europe, The Portfolio art journal, edited by artist and writer Philip Hamerton, published original collectable etchings by many of Europe's best known printmakers. Many were signed in the plate, none were pencil signed.

Alfred-Louis Brunet-Debaines was a French artist and printmaker who depicted street scenes and architecture, and who was the son of the architect Charles-Louis-Fortuné Brunet-Debaines. In 1863, he began his art studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. During this period he learned etching techniques under masters such as Maxime Lalanne and Jules Jacquemart. Brunet-Debaines exhibited his first etchings at the Paris Salon in 1866.

Around 1870, he was invited to England by writer and critic Philip Gilbert Hamerton who commissioned him to contribute original etchings to his publications, the Portfolio and Etching and Etchers. Brunet-Debaines spent much of his prolific career in London and Scotland, and regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1872 and 1886. In 1882, he was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers. Museums in France and England include examples of his etchings in their permanent collections.

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