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Title:: Ruisseau (La Bièvre ?) Year:: 1854
Artist: Lessore, Emile-Aubert After:  
Medium: etching Provenance:
Period: French 19th Century School/Style:
Catalogs: B. N. Inv. 8;
Price: $400.00
Description: Fine impression on old laid paper with full margins; flattened horizontal center fold and some pale foxing in the margins. This appears to be a proof of an early state as the plate margins have not yet been cleaned of test hatchings, nor is there any text or title in the large lower plate margin. Lessore was a student of Ingres and Hersent. Some of his etchings seem to anticipate those of Pissarro considerably later. This rather stark one of a country house and bare trees near a stream has an austere beauty but seems unfinished.

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