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Émile Sulpis (prints)


FICHE 11568

(1856 - 1943)

The bath 

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. 

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