Venice 1874-1947 France (Armenian / French / Italian)

Title: Impressions of Italy | Impressions D’italie, 1906

Technique: Complete set of Fifty Hand Signed Etchings, Aquatints and Drypoints on Holland Appliqué Paper

Folio size: 40 x 30 x 3 cm. / 15.7 x 11.8 x 1.2 in.

Additional Information: This complete set of fifty etchings, aquatints and drypoints are each hand signed by the artist “Edgar Chahine” at the lower left margins.
The folio was printed by A. Routy, Paris and published by Sagot, Paris in 1906.
The justification page is additionally hand signed in ink by the artist “Edgar Chahine” and the paper type is handwritten “Hollande”.
Our impression is numbered “37” in ink on the justitification page. The total edition was of 75 impressions. Each of the 50 plates are hand numbered in pencil to reflect their sequence and refers to the titles on the justification page.

Note: In 1906 the Fiancé of Chahine Mary Jacobsen died and the artist lost all love for life. His friend and publisher Sagot send him to Venice, Umbria and Toscana for distraction. Edgard Chahine returned with a sensitive group of etchings from the Italian countryside.

Literature: “Edgar Chahine: Catalogue de l’Oeuvre Grave”, by M.R. Tabanelli, Published by IL Mercante de Stampe editeur, Milano, 1977.
Reference: Tabanelli 180-229.

Condition: Very good condition. The etchings, aquatints and drypoints in very good condition and printing with burr. The support pages and justification page with foxing staining. The folio cover with scuffs.