Alméry Lobel-Riche 'Dancers'
Artist pencil signed
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Product Code: 170408-2
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A fine etching
drawn and etched
Alméry Lobel-Riche (Alméric Riche ); 1877-1950 French painter, engraver and illustrator, studied at the Beaux-Arts in Montpellier and then in Paris from 1895. His first works illustrate novels in the form of a pamphlet, such as The Uncle Scipion by André Theuriet (1907). During the Second World War , Lobel - Riche chose to settle in Meymac , in the Corrèze, where his wife was born. During this forced stay, he practiced mainly painting, his engraving and lithography material remained in his Parisian studio. Because Lobel-Riche was an excellent painter, he has acquired his notoriety by his talent as an engraver, who mastered both the etching technique, the dry point and the woodcut.
An excellent original etching which has bright and unfaded colouring, excellent plate toning and drypoint burr, with rich brown intaglio ink lines, the image measuring 29 cms. x 39 cms. (11½ x 15 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression.
Printed on a wove paper sheet size 35 cms. x 48 cms. (13½ x 19 ins.)
Signed in pencil by the artist below the image, with an Estampe Moderne embossed blindstamp in the lower margin.
The condition of the image and sheet is very good with handling marks condusive with age.