Depicting Le Mont Saint-Michel, this rather large etching and aquatint was created by Auguste Brouet (1872-1941) early in the 20th Century.
Auguste Brouet began apprenticing as a lithographer early in his life to help provide for his poverty stricken family. He attended classes when possible at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, in the studio of Gustave Moreau. He was introduced to etching near the end of the 19th Century by Parisian printmaker Auguste Delâtre. Brouet took inspiration from the works of Rembrandt, both in technique and from Rembrandt's "real-life" subject matter, sharing his sympathy for the economically challenged members of society. Brouet was one of the early 20th century's most prolific etchers, eventually creating more than three hundred etchings and drypoints.
The print is in very good condition, with moderate toning and a bit of humidity-induced waviness to the top. It has been placed in a new frame and matte, under UV protecting glass. It is pencil signed by the artist, and reads "Epr. D'Artiste" (épreuve d'artiste, or "Artist's Proof")in the plate.
Size: 24" Width, 20" Height; Framed 32" Width, 30.5" Height.
Item ID: JK120501
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