(1856 - 1943)
[Celebration, Legion of Honor]
Drypoint and soft ground
A nice impression on wove paper, signed in pencil lower right, annotated "état" (state 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. Emil Sulpis worked on different engraving processes, in a "print's kitchen" combining several techniques and multiplying the states.
Plate: 348 x 398 mm.
Sheet: 430 x 542 mm.
Condition: some folds and wrinkles. Paper skillfully laid on paper to reinforce some small lacks and tears. Some marginal staining.