An original etching and aquatint, printed in colors on Japan paper. This is a fine, richly printed proof impression of Arwas’ third and final state, apart from the regular edition of 130, one of only ten hors commerce impressions. One of twenty plates illustrating the Eugène Romero book Faune Parisienne, published by Gustave Pellet, Paris, 1901; printed by Philippe Renouard, Paris. Provenance: ex-collection Fred Feinsilber, Paris. Catalogue reference: Arwas A186 iii/iii; Exteens 163.
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.