The Croquet

Date
1878
Description

Le Croquet (original French title)

Etching and drypoint printed on laid Van Gelder paper.
Reference: Wentworth 37.
Impression of the published state.
From the edition of circa 100.
Bearing the red “JCC” collector stamp (not in Lugt).

A very fine, darkly inked impression, in very fine condition.  Unlike many prints now 150 years old or more, this impression has clearly never been cleaned.  This sheet magnificently "blond", as the French call it: a lovely warm tone which greatly complements this sun-soaked scene.  This is as good as a Tissot etching gets.

Size
12 x 7 1/8 inches
Price
$2,800