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CHARLES MERYON (1821-1868)

LE PETIT PONT

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CHARLES MERYON (1821-1868)
LE PETIT PONT
ETCHING WITH DRYPOINT, 1850ON TISSUE-THIN JAPAN, FIRST STATE (OF SEVEN), BEFORE THE BORDERLINE AT THE BOTTOM AND ALL LETTERS, A BRILLIANT IMPRESSION WITH STRONG CONTRASTS, THE HORIZONTAL PROVING SCRATCHES AND MARKS FROM THE VICE IN THE BLANK AREA BELOW THE SUBJECT STILL DISTINCT, SIGNED AND DEDICATED IN PENCIL 'à MONSIEUR PIET/SON AMI DéVOUé/C. MERYON', WITH MARGINS, AN UNOBTRUSIVE PRINTER'S CREASE AT THE LOWER LEFT, INKED-IN, A LITTLE RIPPLING AT THE EDGES, REMAINS OF OLD TAPE IN PLACES AT THE LEFT SHEET EDGE (SHOWING THROUGH RECTO), LAID TO THE MOUNT AT THREE CORNERS, GENERALLY IN VERY GOOD CONDITION
P. 256 X 190MM., S. 263 X 198MM.
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DELTEIL-WRIGHT 24; SCHNEIDERMAN 20
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