By the Liege, Belgium-born artist ARMAND HENRION (1875-1958), a fine color etching in oval shape, of two clowns in full makeup, pencil signed and numbered 19/500. The artist is known today for his wonderfully expressive depictions of the clown, as well as mime reactions. Most of the works are actually self portraits. The depictions in these portraits reveals an affinity for humanity rarely captured in portraiture. He worked generally in oil but also created a number of prints similar to this example. Born in Liege, he died in Paris, a French naturalized citizen. Henrion is known to have exhibited in Salons in both France and Belgium. This print is nicely framed with ornate mat border. The frame itself has two missing chips, at top and bottom. There is one small foxing mark at upper left within the oval. Measurements 12 1/2" by 9 3/4" inside the mat opening, and 22" by 18 1/2" framed.
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