Date 1962
Technique Etching
Price $875.00
Exhibitor Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts
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Baskin, Leonard.  RODOLPHE BRESDIN. F.O'S.424. Etching, 1962. from the suite "Etchings of Ten Favorite Artists," published by Herman D. Schickman, Delphic Arts. An Artist's Proof in addition to the Edition of 50. Signed, titled and inscribed "Artist's Proof" in pencil. 18 x 14 3/4 inches (plate), 29 1/2 x 22 inches (sheet). In very good condition with a few short, closed tears at the margin edges, top and bottom.

Bresdin, 1822-1885, was a French artist who worked primarily in etching and lithography. His prints are often complex, fantastical, and spritual. He lived an eccentric and impoversihed life in Paris and in the South of France. After unsuccessfully attempting to emigrate to Canada with his wife and six children, he died in Sevres. As with others such as Meryon, despite living in dire circumstances, Bresdin was well known and greatly admired by Baudelaire, Hugo and others of the French avant garde. Odilon Redon, himslef the maker of prints with strange subjects, considered himself to have been Bresdin's pupil.