The Spring or Daphnis and Chloe
Etching and engraving on velum paper, dated & engraved by Amedee Varin and Eugene Varin after works by Pierre Auguste Cot.
Printed and published by Goupil & Cie. The original paintings are on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
56 x 33,5 cm (22 x 13.18 inches) subject
81 x 53,6 cm (31.88 x 21.1 inches) sheet.
Exceptional quality of execution highly contrasted. Good condition. This work has been restaured by a professional & accurate restaurer.
Very decorative and sensitive.
This etching forms a pair with another piece entitled " The Storm or Daphnis and Chloe " that is also currently on sale in our gallery.
About the engravors Varin :
Member of a family with three childred, Amadee Varin became an engravor along with each one of his siblings. In 1847, he started to engrave paintings from the famous Gallery Goupil along with his three brothers and soon developped his own authentic technique that distinguished him, referred to as the "style Varin". He recieved several medals for his works. The french museum "Musée d'Orbigny Bernon" in the city La Rochelle currently holds over 20 of his engravings.
All our old prints are offered in good condition. When necessary, they have been restored by a professional restorer.
Neoclassical etching Spring or Daphnis and Chloe after painting from Metropolitan Museum Romantic old masters