Richard Ranft; Belle Epoque
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Richard Ranft; Belle Epoque

‘Masquerade Ball'

Limited edition colour aquatint

Artist signed in pencil

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Product Code: 140621-2
£950.00
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'Masquerade Ball'

limited edition Belle Epoque

etching with aquatint

by

Richard Ranft

Richard Ranft; 1862-1931, Swiss painter, engraver, illustrator and poster artist. Ranft studied in Geneva, where he was a student of Sordet, A. du Mont and Gustave Courbet, in Paris. It was there that he published colour engravings and posters. He lived and worked mainly in Coubert and was a member of the Salon de la Société des Beaux-Arts. Ranft's prints mainly reflect an enthusiasm for Parisian elegance and entertainment, but he did not shy away from the life of the lower class. Some of his prints are interpretations of paintings by Watteau, Gainesborough, Turner, Fragonard and others. Most of his etchings were produced circa 1900, printed in small editions of 50 or 75 by the Delâtre workshop and published by Edmund Sagot.

A stunning and atmospheric, characterful etching with aquatint  which is bright and unfaded in coloured inks, the image measuring 49 cms. x 36 cms. (19¼  x 14 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression, on a wove paper sheet size measuring 57 cms. x 43 cms. (22½ x 17 ins.) with full margins and 'Arches' watermark.

 Signed by the artist in blue pencil beneath the image with the edition also in pencil.

Gallery retail price $4000+, auction estimate $700-$1000

Sensible offers considered.

Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age, will be shipped rolled.

Cat 140621-2