Dead Boar and Dying Deer
Sanglier Mort II and Cerf Mourant (Original French titles)
Pure-line engraving on hand-made laid paper (possibly by the artist himself).
Reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck & Plumart 171 & 186 on a single sheet of paper.
Early state of both compositions, and before the plate was cut in half; the former before a table and shading throughout; the latter before shading of the pelt. Likely unique as such. Cerf Mourant was eventually included in the portfolio titled Animaux. Before editions of 35 and 100 respectively.
Signed and annotated “epreuve d’état” in pencil.