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Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, Chanson du Soir
 
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TITLE:  Chanson du Soir
ARTIST:  Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (French/Swiss, 1859–1923)
WORK DATE:  circa 1913
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  Etching
Printed on a cream laid Arches paper (with a partial watermark)
MARKINGS:  Signed in pencil lower right
SIZE:  11 3/4 x 6, the sheet 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Harris Schrank Fine Prints  +1-212-662-1234  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  In excellent condition.

A fine strong impression of this rare print; the print is known is several versions and states; this is an early state, after the first state but before larger unsigned editions; not known to catalogue raisonne compiler Crauzat (but identified at www.steinlen.net, the new compilation of Steinlen images).

Street singers were a favorite theme of Steinlen; this impression is related in composition and subject matter to the etchings Les Petites Chanteurs Des Rues (Crauzat 47) and Les Grands Chanteurs Des Rues (Crauzat 46), as well as a lithograph done in 1895 called Chanteurs Des Rues which was the cover sheet for Chansons de Montmartre, a volume of lithograhs featuring the songs of Paul Delmet.

PROVENANCE:  ex Collection: Forgues, Eugène Daurand (1857-1933) Premier Président de la Cour d’Appel, Paris, with his stamp recto lower right margin (Lugt 743a)
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Harris Schrank Fine Prints Inventory Catalogue
 
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