Fine large etching and drypoint of the guitarist, seated, by Félix Bracquemond (1833-1914)
by BOSCH, Jacques 1826-1895
1883. Béraldi: Les Graveurs du XIX Siècle 18, iv/iv. Bosch, born in Barcelona, settled in Paris in 1853, and became known as "Le Roi de la Guitarre.""He was a close friend of the painter Édouard Manet and posed for him many times, one portrait being used as illustration for one of Bosch's publications, Plainte Moresque op. 85, which is also dedicated to Manet. Besides many original compositions he wrote a Méthode de guitare (1891...) and an opera (Roger de Flor, 1868)... In Paris, Bosch was much praised at the aristocratic salons and had a large number of pupils, including the brothers Alfred and Jules Cottin... His best-known piece was to be his song collection Dix Mélodies, which was praised by Felipe Pedrell as a "true model of what a composer's inspiration may create in this genre"... WikipediaBracquemond was a prolific printmaker, active in Paris in the latter part of the 19th century. He received the "Grande Medaille d'Honneur" at the Universal Exhibition in 1900. He was in the circle of Manet, Degas, Fantin-Latour, and Auguste Rodin.. 450 x 325 mm. + wide margins. A fine impression on laid paper with printed titling below image. Signed in ink by the artist at lower right just below platemark. Slightly browned; margins slightly soiled with a few chips and small tears; lower outer corner creased; remnants of hinges to upper corners of verso. (Inventory #: 27624)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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