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Robbe, Nude with Paint Box, c.1901

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Robbe, Nude with Paint Box, c.1901

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Product Information

Artist:

Robbe, Manuel
(French, 1872-1936)

Frame details:

framed archivally with acid-free materials, inclusive of silk matting

Dimensions:

platemark, 19 1/4" x 14 1/16";
sheet size, 24" x 17";
framed size, 28" x 58"

Condition:

Fine; printed on a sheet with full margins.

Care:

Do not hang in direct sunlight.

Please note:

Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Materials:

aquatint and drypoint on cream wove paper

Why We Love This

An aquatint and drypoint printed in colors on cream wove paper. Hand-signed in brown pencil within the platemark at the lower right "Manuel Robbe." This is a fine impression of the definitive state, from an edition of approximately 100.
As one of the 19th century's most gifted printmakers, Manuel Robbe approached printing from a painter’s point of view and in the process created an extraordinary body of graphic work that to this day has not been completely documented. Showing tremendous talent from an early age, Robbe eagerly honed his talents with studies of painting and printmaking. Edmond Sagot, one of the great publishers of the day, recognized Robbe’s talent and in 1898 began to represent him. Robbe’s somewhat Impressionistic style, greatly enhanced by his development of the sugar lift aquatint technique, was well received. Gabriel Mourey, the esteemed editor of “The Studio”, was a great admirer and frequently referenced Robbe’s work in his publication. In addition to his innovations in aquatint, Robbe’s art was elevated from commonplace printmaking by his use of “a la poupee,” a technique in which colors were hand-applied to an etched plate with the use of a special rag brush. This greatly enhanced the painterly quality of his prints and made each work unique. Although Robbe’s subject matter—depictions of bourgeois women enjoying quiet moments—was often tame, his brilliant technique earned him great acclaim.

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Why We Love This

An aquatint and drypoint printed in colors on cream wove paper. Hand-signed in brown pencil within the platemark at the lower right "Manuel Robbe." This is a fine impression of the definitive state, from an edition of approximately 100.
As one of the 19th century's most gifted printmakers, Manuel Robbe approached printing from a painter’s point of view and in the process created an extraordinary body of graphic work that to this day has not been completely documented. Showing tremendous talent from an early age, Robbe eagerly honed his talents with studies of painting and printmaking. Edmond Sagot, one of the great publishers of the day, recognized Robbe’s talent and in 1898 began to represent him. Robbe’s somewhat Impressionistic style, greatly enhanced by his development of the sugar lift aquatint technique, was well received. Gabriel Mourey, the esteemed editor of “The Studio”, was a great admirer and frequently referenced Robbe’s work in his publication. In addition to his innovations in aquatint, Robbe’s art was elevated from commonplace printmaking by his use of “a la poupee,” a technique in which colors were hand-applied to an etched plate with the use of a special rag brush. This greatly enhanced the painterly quality of his prints and made each work unique. Although Robbe’s subject matter—depictions of bourgeois women enjoying quiet moments—was often tame, his brilliant technique earned him great acclaim.

About the Brand

This work is part of a carefully curated selection by noted fine art expert Jennifer McCloskey, who was formerly affiliated with Doyle Gallery in New York and is now based in San Francisco. If you have questions about any of the works in this selection, please send an email to asktheexpert@onekingslane.com.