Adolphe Beaufrere Pencil Signed Drypoint Etching Children in France 1927


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Title: Les Enfants, Le Gall
Artist: Alphone Beaufrere - (1876-1960) - French artist
Technique: Original Drypoint Etching
Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist, and signed and dated in the plate.
Date Published: 1927
Edition: From a Limited Edition of 45. This one is No. 14.
Dimensions: Sheet size - 8-5/8 x 9-5/8 inches, Image size - 6-1/2 x 7-5/8 inches, Mat size - 11 x 14 inches.
Condition: Excellent condition without any flaws. Without age toning, foxing, tears, or creases.
Reference: Laran 208
Printing: A strong impression printed in black ink on ivory/tan wove paper.
Presentation: Hinged in a cream paper collector's mat. Blank on the back, not laid down. Ships in a plastic archival sleeve.
Description: After taking up printmaking in 1908, Beaufrere produced about 400 prints in a variety of techniques.

This image shows two children and their mother or older sister in a coastal, agricultural region of France, possibly Brittany. It is a charming and inviting work that captures a moment in this family's day.

Adolphe Beaufrère was a French painter, illustrator, and engraver. He enrolled at the école Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1897 where he studied under Gustave Moreau and Fernand Cormon. Besides painting, he also worked in printmaking. His first exhibition was in 1898 at the Salon.

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