Auguste Brouet - The Antique Dealer - Ba 15
Ba 15

The Antique Dealer

etching (1904)
Piles of second-hand pieces of furniture and worn out housegoods clutter the doorstep, climb up the walls and invade the shop of the antique dealer. Peering through the open door, we make out slightly more inviting decoration items. Sitting at a panneled pulpit, the dealer is absorbed in reading one of his old books.
5th state, 89 mm × 89 mm.
IFF 2.2, BN.
With the letter Grégoire, 3 rue de Maistre.

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Previous states
4th state, 89 mm × 89 mm.
Printed at 30 impressions.
The board cut again and the letter polished, before the new letter for Gregory's address card.

Galerie Christian Collin
3rd state, 133 mm × 87 mm.
IFF 2.2, BN, BPL 4, aut., EB 29.
With the letter Delâtre, 87 rue Lepic, Tirages en Noir et en Couleurs, Leçons Particulières and the cross added in the foreground.

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2nd state, 133 mm × 87 mm.
Printed at 25 impressions.
Boutitie 69, BPL 4, EB 29.
Plate cut and partially erased. Retouching masks the deletion. Only the antique dealer is visible. With the cross in the foreground but before the letter of the Delâtre address card, circa 1906.

Artist's family
1st state, 180 mm × 130 mm.
Printed at 55 impressions and 5 ou 6 state proofs.
Boutitie 68, BPL 4, BPL 13, Universität Osnabrück, auteur, EB 29, EG 13, PGF 1909.
The plate was crossed out after the printing.

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