Dry-point engraving on wove paper by Albert Marquet – Titled: The Seine circa 1935 – 1940

Original fine art engraving by Albert Marquet – Titled:  La seine circa 1935 -1940 – (The Seine, France)

Dry-point engraving on wove paper signed on lower right in pencil and numbered as well in pencil on lower left. One of an edition of 75 signed and numbered engravings.

For Portfolio – La gloire de Paris?

Dimensions: Paper sheet: 25 x 32.5 cm – 9.8 x 12.6 in – Image (plate) : 23 x 32.5 – 9 x 12.8 in.

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Albert MARQUET (1875 – 1947)

Albert Marquet was born on March, 27 in 1875 and he died on June, 14 in 1947. He was a French painter, associated with the Fauvist movement. He initially became one of the Fauve painters and a lifelong friend of Henri Matisse. Marquet subsequently painted in a more naturalistic style, primarily landscapes, but also several portraits and, between 1910 and 1914, several female nude paintings.

Marquet was born in 1875 at Bordeaux. In 1890 he moved to Paris to attend the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, where he met Henri Matisse. They were roommates for a time, and they influenced each other’s work. Marquet began studies in 1892 at the École des Beaux-Arts under Gustave Moreau, a symbolist artist who was a follower of the Romantic tradition of Eugène Delacroix.

Albert Marquet’s work is made up of simplified layout, in bright and degraded colors, he worked quickly in both sketch and light notations with an accomplished art of framing that favors downwards perspectives. The characters present at the start of his career tend to disappear, only to reveal the overall effect of landscapes, ports or maritime architectures in shades of gray. Friend of Matisse and Derain, he has preserved, from his Fauve period, the sense of color and light. He paints Paris and its surroundings, the bridges of the Seine, the streets illuminated at night, Paris under the snow or under a blazing sun. His art is polished, soft and measured, without violence or pathos or expressionism and places color without excess, in reserve, on the wall of an interior.

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