Antique Signed Original French Etching 'Ariel' 1874.
By French etcher Pierre Napoleon Eugene Relin (1837-1908) is this beautiful Original 19th century Etching.
Entitled 'Ariel' it features a character from William Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest'.
She is draped in Greek robes and fluttering on her tiny wings above a pond of ferns and wild flowers.
The entire sheet measures 12 1/2" x 19 1/2". The Etching is 5 3/4" x 8"
Printed by A Cadart, 56 Bvd Haussmann, Paris..it was issued in 1874.
Signed lower right and printed on fine quality water marked Arches paper, it is a full size edition..with hand torn edges, and numbered 260.
With a few tiny foxing marks in the outer margin and a small bent corner upper right it is in very good Antique condition.
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