Louis Adolphe Hervier
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Louis Adolphe Hervier


Original soft ground etching

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Product Code: 130622-3
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Original etching

drawn and etched


Louis Hervier

Louis Adolphe Hervier; 1818-1879, French, a pupil of his father, Marie Antoine Hervier, a successful miniature painter and a pupil of Eugene Isabey  He worked as a painter, engraver, draughtsman, and lithographer.

Though his work was lauded by his contemporaries of his time — Champfleury, Corot, Gautier and Bresdin — Hervier gained little financial success and his works are rare. His usual subjects are rural scenes and landscapes from Normandy, Bretagne, Beauce, and Southern France.

A fine etching which is bright and unfaded, with excellent black ink lines and rich inking, the image size measuring approximately 6 cms. x 10 cms. (2½  x 4  ins.) within a fine but evident platemark and impression on chine colle applique on a wove paper sheet, size of 24 cms. x 32 cms.( 9½ x 12½ ins.)

The sheet carries the red stamp of Alexis Joseph Febvre

Paris, chez Alexis Febvre, Rue de la Victoire, No 2

Unframed and unmounted, blank on the reverse, the condition of the image and the sheet is good with some light foxing to the margins and hinge tape remnants to to top reverse edge.

Cat; 130622-3