Henri RIVIERE

Many artists can be credited with helping develop the interest in color printmaking in the Western Hemisphere.  However, only Henri Rivière (French, 1864-1951) can truly be called the father of this artistic development in Europe, and later the United States.  Years before artists consider the artistic riches provided by lithography in color, and at a time when Japanese woodcuts are making their way onto Western art markets, Rivière create color woodcuts and a few years later color lithographs.  These compositions are so far removed from the esthetic of late 19th century France that he does not immediately elicit praise.  But other artists, and a broader public, soon discover his amazing compositions.  From the late 1880’s to the onset of the First World War, Rivière is an artist whose colors and technique inspire whole generations.

The Sunset Sold
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The Sunset

RIVIERE, Henri

Le Coucher du Soleil (original French title) Color lithograph printed on smooth wove paper.References: Fields pg. 76; Le Stum 61.While it is from w...

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From the Riverboat
$900

From the Riverboat

RIVIERE, Henri

En Bateau-Mouche (original French title) Color lithograph printed in four tones on thick wove paper.Reference: Fields page 77-78.Plate 17 from the ...

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The Witch Sold
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The Witch

RIVIERE, Henri

La Sorcière (original French title) Etching, aquatint & drypoint printed in bluish-black ink on thin japon paper.References: Sueur-Hermel #5 (i...

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The Trocadero
$1,800

The Trocadero

RIVIERE, Henri

Le Trocadéro (original French title) Color lithograph printed in 12 colors on thin smooth wove paper.Ref: Fields pg. 77.From the series "Paysages P...

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Sur les Toits Sold
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Sur les Toits

RIVIERE, Henri

Printed in four tones on thick wove paper, 1888-1902. Reference: Fields page 77-78. Plate 21 from the series titled Les Trente-Six Vues de la Tour ...

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The Tugboats Sold
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The Tugboats

RIVIERE, Henri

Les Péniches (original French title) Lithograph printed in four tones on thick wove paper.Reference: Fields page 77-78.Plate 35 from the series tit...

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La Neige Sold
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La Neige

RIVIERE, Henri

Ref: Fields p.77. From the series La Feerie des Heures. Printed in 12 colors by Verneau.

La Mer or Le Cap Sold
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La Mer or Le Cap

RIVIERE, Henri

Ref: Fields p.76. From the series Les Aspects de la Nature. Printed in 12 colors by Verneau.

The Rain Shower Sold
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The Rain Shower

RIVIERE, Henri

L’Averse (original French title) Lithograph printed in smooth wove paper, 1901.Reference: Fields page 77.Plate 7 from the series La Féérie des Heur...

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L'Aube Sold
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L'Aube

RIVIERE, Henri

Ref: Fields pg. 77. Plate 1 from La FŽŽrie des jeures. Printed and published by Eug?ne Verneau.