(1856 - 1943)
Laziness next to the fireplace
Drypoint, impression in brown
A nice impression on laid paper, signed in pencil lower right (signature partially erased), state's proof.
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. Emile Sulpis worked on different engraving processes, in a "print's kitchen" combining several techniques and multiplying the states.
Plate: 160 x 195 mm.
Sheet: 190 x 280 mm.
Condition: with margins, light-staining.