Auguste Brouet - Old Houses in Pont-de-l'Arche - Ba 121
Ba 121

Old Houses in Pont-de-l'Arche

etching (1911)
Also called Abbey without a Canvas, this plate actually shows a lane lined with old houses. A man sits at a doorway in the background. In the foreground, two children: the taller one is standing, holding a baby in his arms; the second is sitting. At their feet a small cart is used as a toy.
2nd state, 256 mm × 235 mm.
Printed at 50 impressions and 4 à 6 artist proofs.
Boutitie 15, BPL 6, EB 10.
With additional shadow work, the plate is trimmed and beveled.

Priv. coll.
Previous state
1st state, 260 mm × 242 mm.
Printed at 3 impressions.
Boutitie 14, BPL 6, EB 9.
Before a lot of shadow work especially on the windows and doors of the house seen from the front in the background. Before the beveling of the plate.

Priv. coll.