Louise Breslau - Original etching from 1889 - Contre-Jour

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Louise Breslau (1856-1927)

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Original drypoint etching by Louise Breslau.
Dimensions of the drawing without margins: 125x205mm.
Traces of an old frame in the margins.
In this print, engraved after her painting (1888), Louise Breslau depicts herself leaning against the window sill near which her friend, Madeleine Zillhardt, is leaning on the left.

Hughes Brivet wrote a note on this engraving in #Autour d'une Estampe.

Painter, pastel artist, draftsman, engraver, Marie Louise Catherine Breslau known as Louise Breslau was born on December 6, 1856 in Munich, Louise Breslau studied painting in Switzerland before taking advice from Degas (1834-1917) and Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848 -1884). Emile Hovelaque distinguishes three periods in the work of L. Breslau: the paintings of (1867-1881) and (1886-1888) as well as (1893-1904), the pastels (1887-1893); His intimate scenes overwhelmed Marie Bashkirtseff. Louise Breslau died on May 12, 1927.

Yvanhoé Rambosson underlines “the soft notations of Mlle Louis Breslau”, La Plume, 1899, p.95. While Guillaume Appolinaire, "tickling art", regularly appreciates the exhibitions of Louise Breslau

Original drypoint; Under the Trait Carré, on the left “Louise Breslau pinx”, on the right “Universal Exhibition”, below “Drypoint engraving by the artist”, below “Gazette des beaux-arts” and “Imp. Eudes”.

Hist. : Drawn by Eudes for La Gazette des Beaux-arts of September 1889.

Bible. : The Gazette des Beaux-arts asks Louise Breslau for an original drypoint a drypoint to illustrate Maurice Hamel's first article on the Universal Exhibition of 1889, "Foreign schools" Gazette des Beaux-arts, September 1889 pp .225-256; the illustration of the second article being entrusted to Desboutin with a drypoint after J. Israëls.

In this print, engraved after her painting (1888), Louise Breslau depicts herself leaning against the window sill near which her friend, Madeleine Zillhardt, is leaning on the left.

Bible. :

> Emile Hovelaque, "Contemporary Artists - Miss Louise Breslau", Gazette des Beaux-arts, September 1905, pp.195-206.

> Guillaume Apollinaire, pp.130-131 (1910), 179 (1910).

> E. Bénézit, Dictionary of painters, sculptors, designers and engravers, Gründ, 1999 Benezit, Vol. II, p.786.

> Gaïté Dugnat, Pierre Sanchez, Dictionary of French and foreign engravers, illustrators and poster designers, 1673-1950, Ed. de L'Echelle de Jacob, Dijon, 2001, Vol. I, pp.294-296.