(1856 - 1943)
At the fireside
Drypoint and soft ground
A nice impression on Japan paper, signed in pencil lower right, numbered 2/5, 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: 100 x 137 mm.
Sheet: 160 x 250 mm.
Condition: soft printing inking marks in the upper edge.