La Chaland (original French title)

Aquatint and soft-ground etching. Also titled "La Peniche". Printed in color on laid paper. Refs: Addade pg. 46, nor in BN-IFF. The artist's personal proof, which had remained framed in his studio until the family dispersed their holdings in 2016. If Addade can be trusted, young Bernard would have been just 18 years old when he completed this print; a very novel composition for the time! Aside from the edition of 30 impressions. Signed in pencil. Prov: the atelier of the artist. Trimmed just outside the platemark, likely by the artist at the time of printing.

7 1/4 x 23 3/4 inches