Maxime Lalanne (1827-1886)
A fine impression on strong laid paper with good margins outside the platemark (the plate measurements are 184 x 264 mm.), Béraldi 57, Villet 82 iii/iii. Lalanne was one of the great masters of etching technique and the author of the classic book on the subject. He was a purist, and his own many etchings are all in pure etching technique, sometimes amazingly so, with no drypoint or other additions. He was a superb draughtsman, particularly of landscapes and city scenes, but highly objective in his portrayals; his prints show the scene the way it was when he saw it. Though he traveled, his major subject was France. This is one of his more unusual British scenes, a view of Richmond, England, on the upper reaches of the Thames. We have many other Lalanne etchings. Please e-mail to inquire.