Bretonne assise (Seated Breton Woman)

Bretonne assise (Seated Breton Woman)

Henri Delavallée (French, 1862-1943)

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• This print reveals Delavallée’s mastery of the variety of techniques at the etcher’s disposal: aquatint for the range of tones in the landscape, deep etching for the swirling effect of the trees, and soft-ground etching for the squiggled pattern on the apron.

• Delavallée’s exquisitely refined style is unique among the Pont-Aven artists. However, this work’s windswept trees and rolling hills indicate Delavallée’s familiarity with the strong contours of Sérusier’s prints.

• Delavallée dedicated this proof, printed on lustrous paper, to Eric Forbes-Robertson, an English painter in residence in Pont-Aven from 1890 to 1894.

Object Information

artist
Henri Delavallée (French, 1862-1943)
creation date
about 1893
materials
etching, soft-ground etching and aquatint
mark descriptions
signed and inscribed in pencil, below image, L.R.: à mon ami E.R. Robertson / cordialement / H. Delavallée
accession number
1998.215
credit line
Gift of Samuel Josefowitz in tribute to Bret Waller and Ellen Lee
copyright
© Henri Delavallée/Artists Rights Society (ARS)
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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