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La Poule Mange les Escargots [The Hen Eats the Snails]

$600.00

Description

Jules Georges Redon was a figural artist known for his humorous portrayals of children and animals.  He also produced numerous posters, many of which remain treasured parts of French history.  He did a great deal of work for the cabarets and restaurants in his Montmartre neighborhood, including humorous covers for menus.

This work likely was created to serve as a menu cover.

The text to the lower margin reads “la poule mange les escargots” [“The Hen Eats the Snails”].

This etching precedes the 1931 lithograph published by Lecaplain & Cie.

Additional information

Signing, Dating, and Titling

Type

Old Etchings

Details

Medium:
Intaglio print from an etching (apparently by burin and roulette) in full color.
Paper:
Printed on very fine BFK Rives mould-made 100% cotton paper with one deckled edge, approx. 270 grams.
Date:
1925
Signature:
Signed in the plate en recto.
Edition:
Impressions were limited but not numbered and edition size is unknown.
Framing:
Custom framed and matted in a solid cherry frame behind 99% UV-filtering Conservation Glass.  All conservation materials.
Condition:
Excellent condition.  Minimal handling marks and surface soil.  Very nicely printed.  Excellent margins.
Framed Size:
16.25 in. (h) x 20.25 in. (w) x 1 in. (d)
Sheet Size:
12.5 in. (h) x 17.75 in. (w)
Window Size:
9.5 in. (h) x 13 in. (w)

Price & Purchase

Price:
$600