Edgar CHAHINE

Edgar Chahine (1874-1947), an Armenian immigrant to France, arrived in Paris with his mother circa 1895, having received his education in Venice.  Chahine’s father, a well-heeled banker, had stayed behind in Constantinople and afforded mother and son a life free of financial worry.  Young Edgar took advantage of this fully.  While he started his artistic career as a painter, by 1899 he was fully vested in the art of making intaglio prints.  Chahine became a master, mixing etching with aquatint, often delineating in soft-ground and adding touches of drypoint where needed.  He devoted much attention, especially as a young man, to street life and its many characters.  Like many of his peers, he also relished in depicting elegance, even when it suggested an “underbelly” of modern life.  Along with Jacques Villon and Louis Legrand, he is recognized as one of the most important etchers of the Belle Epoque in France.

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Edgar Chahine - Les Lutteurs Une Prise - wrestlers - Tabanelli 84 - color etching
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Wrestlers: A Hold

CHAHINE, Edgar

Les Lutteurs: Une Prise (original French title) Soft-ground, etching, aquatint & drypoint printed in color on Arches laid paper.Reference: Taba...

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Edgar Chahine - Les Chaussettes - portrait of woman - socks - Tabanelli 105 - color aquatint Sold
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The Socks

CHAHINE, Edgar

Les Chaussettes (original French title) Color aquatint.Reference: Tabanelli 105 ii/ii.Edition of 50, partially in color, partially in black only.Si...

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Edgar Chahine - La Lutteuse - female wrestlers - Tabanelli 98 - color intaglio
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Women Wrestling

CHAHINE, Edgar

La Lutteuse (original French title)Etching, aquatint and drypoint printed in color on wove BFK Rives paper.Reference: Tabanelli 98.From the edition...

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Edgar Chahine - Les Maneges - Merry Go Round - Tabanelli 280 - aquatint etching drypoint
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The Merry-Go-Round

CHAHINE, Edgar

Les Manèges (original French title) Aquatint, etching and drypoint printed in bistre on laid paper.Reference: Tabanelli 280.Edition of 50.Signed in...

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A Beggar

CHAHINE, Edgar

Un Gueux (original French title) Etching and aquatint printed in color on laid paper.Reference: Tabanelli 10 ii/ii.One of only a few color proofs, ...

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Edgar Chahine - Quartier du Combat - carriages and street - Tabanelli 153 - etching Sold
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Combat Quarter

CHAHINE, Edgar

Quartier du Combat (original French title)Etching. Reference: Tabanelli 253 ii/iii. Second state of three. One of 40 signed impressions on variou...

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Edgar Chahine - Contraste - two women at bar - Tabanelli 25 - drypoint
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Contrast

CHAHINE, Edgar

Contraste (original French title) Drypoint printed on thick wove paper.Reference: Tabanelli 25.One of few artists proofs in the second state of two...

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Edgar Chahine - Les Singes - performing monkeys - Tabanelli 277 - etching Sold
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The Monkeys

CHAHINE, Edgar

Les Singes (Original French title)Etching printed on japon-collé on heavy wove paper. Ref: Tabanelli 277. Third state of three, after the backgroun...

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Edgar Chahine - La Banquiste - acrobat - festival - Tabanelli 279 - etching and aquatint Sold
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La Banquiste

CHAHINE, Edgar

Etching and aquatint printed on Arches laid paper. Ref: Tabanelli 279. Only state. Unnumbered artist's proof, aside from the only edition of 50. Si...

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Edgar Chahine - Germaine de face en buste - modern woman portrait - Tabanelli 293 - drypoint Sold
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Germaine de Face en Buste

CHAHINE, Edgar

Drypoint. Ref: Tabanelli 293. Second state of two. Edition of 50. Signed and numbered "ep 3/50" in pencil. With drystamp of Sagot (Lugt 2254).

Edgar Chahine - Carmen - stylish woman leaning with umbrella - Tabanelli 126 - drypoint Sold
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Carmen

CHAHINE, Edgar

Drypoint printed on Arches laid paper. Reference: Tabanelli 126. One of only a handful impressions of this print, for which there was no edition. S...

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Edgar Chahine - Au Chateau Rouge - old woman at restaurant - Tabanelli 35 - drypoint Sold
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Au Château Rouge

CHAHINE, Edgar

Drypoint. Ref: Tabanelli 35 V/V. From the edition of 40 in black and white. Signed and numbered "24/40" in pencil.