Chênes Tetards (Pruned Oak Trees)

Chênes Tetards (Pruned Oak Trees)

Henri Delavallée (French, 1862-1943)

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• Pruned Oak Trees resembles a charcoal or crayon drawing. This "rough" impression is usually associated with lithography, but Delavallée achieved a similar effect by covering his etching plate with a soft-ground, laying a sheet of thin paper over it, and drawing through it with a pencil.

• Delavallée conveys the powerful energy of the wind-tossed trees through his use of curving lines and dramatic silhouettes. The print’s dynamic "v-shaped" composition divides the foreground between dark and light.

Object Information

Henri Delavallée (French, 1862-1943)
creation date
about 1893
etching, soft-ground etching and aquatint
mark descriptions
signed in pencil, below image, L.R.: H. Delavallee
accession number
credit line
Gift of Samuel Josefowitz in tribute to Bret Waller and Ellen Lee
© Henri Delavallée/Artists Rights Society (ARS)
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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