The Road to Landemer on La Hague Cape
La Route de Landemer, Pointe de La Hague (original French title)
Soft-ground etching and aquatint on laid Arches paper.
Reference: Morane 7.
Third state impression. Before the plate was darkened and contrasted throughout. One of only three impressions in this state. Before the unlikely edition of 50 in the final state.
Signed and annotated “3e Etat tiré à 3” in pencil.
Small margins; a short tear in the top center sheet edge (see image); slight discoloration in top and bottom margins; the right platemark split and reinforced on the verso. While this impression is not perfect, it remains in overall fine condition and retains all of its strength.
It is any bit as attractive as an aquatint landscape by Camille Pissarro, but at 10% of the cost!