Original French Sarah Bernhardt Etching 'La Jeune Fille et La Mort' 1880.
'After' the self portrait of Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) now lost, is this fine Antique etching by the French master etcher Leon Gaucherel.
Printed as an illustration for Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 'Le Arts' magazine in 1880 by Imprimerie F Leonard, Paris, it is entitled 'La Jeune Fille et La Mort' (The Young Girl and Death) and depicts the famed French actress.. the 'Divine Sarah' Bernhardt..with a white robed skeletal Death at her shoulder.
With a strong plate mark it is signed and dated lower right in the plate, is titled below the illustration and the actual plate measures 13" x 7 1/4".
With wide margins it is etched on good quality paper, with hand torn edges and apart from one small tear centre top which does not affect the image, is in good Antique condition.
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