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Émile Sulpis (prints)


FICHE 11688

(1856 - 1943)

The lipstick 

Drypoint, soft ground and aquatint, impression in brown

A nice impression on Japan paper, signed in pencil, numbered 2/12, 4th 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: portraits, 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. Emile Sulpis works on different engraving processes, in a "print's kitchen" combining several techniques and multiplying the states.

Plate: 140 x 95 mm.

Sheet: 315 x 225 mm.

Condition: margins, slight light-staining, slight scattered foxing. 

70 €