Edgar Chahine: group of three original prints
Edgar CHAHINE (1874-1947)
GROUP OF THREE ORIGINAL PRINTS
1. Fête Foraine de Paris - Menu des Cent Bibliophiles
Soft-ground etching printed in brown ink on Les Cent Bibliophiles wove paper, 1906.
References: Tabanelli 177; Blaizot pg. 160.
Edition of circa 100 with letters; scarce. A few impressions before the typographic menu also exist.
Signed in plate.
Plate size: 8 ½ x 6 ¼ inches.
2. Soirée Arménienne
Etching and aquatint on laid “Eug Delâtre” BFK Rives paper, 1902-1914.
Reference: Tabanelli 96. Edition unknown, certainly large.
This plate was used initially for an event named Soirée d’Art Arménien, held in 1902.
Chahine reused it for this event, which took place in 1914.
Signed in pencil (unusual as such).
Plate: 9 ¾ x 7 inches. Open sheet: 12 ¾ x 19 ¾ inches.
Drypoint on Arches laid paper, 1901.
Reference: Tabanelli 71.
Second state of two, after the plate was cut down at the bottom. Total edition of 70, some of which in color, according to Tabanelli. We have never encountered any impression in color, and only know of a few impressions on the market in the past 20 years. Scarce.
Unsigned impression; titled in ink “Gaby” (not by the artist).
Plate: 12 ¼ x 11 ½ inches.
Very fine impression in very good condition.