Grenouilles (original French title)
Color aquatint on chine paper, 1894.
References: Stein and Karshan 36; Boyer and Cate 36.
Artist’s proof aside from the edition of 100. It is dedicated affectionately "to my brother", by Houdard to Henri Guerard, who had helped Houdard develop his color technique. It shows how close the two artists truly were.
Before the publication by L’Estampe Originale.
Signed and dedicated “à mon frère Henri” in pencil.
With red artist monogram stamp (Lugt 555a).
The paper was seemingly repaired or consolidated, in the bottom right margin. It’s visible, but discreet. Slight discoloration in the sheet edge (see image)
Otherwise in very good condition with beautiful fresh colors.