(1856 - 1943)
Drypoint and aquatint, impression in brown and blue
A nice impression on wove paper with "AST" watermarked, signed in pencil lower centre and numbered lower left 1/1, 2nd state.
Aside to his interpretation's work, Emile Sulpis shows his times in a series of small original intimate prints. The female figure holds a central place: bathing scenes, languid models, sports and domestic activities are recurring subjects in his paper work. In view of he annotations in the margins, it is a personal production, probably not intended for the public. Emil Sulpis worked on different engraving processes, in a "print's kitchen" combining several techniques and multiplying the states.
Plate: 80 x 105 mm.
Sheet: 230 x 320 mm.
Condition: time-staining in the margins, light-staining in the right edge, slight foxing.