Antique Half-Tone 'Sirenes' Signed Color Engraving c1910.
This is the first of two beautiful Mermaid Engravings from the same private collector's album I am listing today. See NN568 for the other.
Entitled 'Sirenes' (Mermaids), it is by French artist and Engraver Bernard Boutet de Monvel (1881-1949) and features three beautiful naked, long haired Mermaids, cavorting under water among the seaweed.
In half-tones of muted blues against a blue/grey background it is a very ethereal Engraving.
Signed lower left it is printed on a fine cream watercolour paper and tipped onto an album backing sheet in mottled blue/grey hand made paper.
Measuring 13 1/2" x 11" full sheet, the image is 9" x 6 7/8".
On the reverse of the album backing sheet are two more of the collected pieces by lesser artists..so I do not include them in the price..
The Antique condition is very good.
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