19thC.  French Impressionism / Jean-Francois RaffaŽlli

Edgard Degas              Monet              Camille Pisarro              Renoir            Jean-Francois Raffaelli

Jean-Francois Rafaelli  (Paris 1850-1924 Paris)


Of the many now famous artists associated with the movement of French Impressionism it can be stated that Jean-Francois Raffaelli was one of its finest etchers. After finishing his studies in the atelier of Gerome, Raffaelli began to exhibit his art at the Paris Salon in 1870. By 1880, Raffaelli had become a leading member of the Salon des Independants, along with such other artists as Degas, Monet, Pisarro and Renoir.

Unlike most of the Impressionists, Jean-Francois Raffaelli devoted himself more to original print making than to painting. Delteil's catalogue raisonne on Jean-Francois Raffaelli's graphic art lists one hundred and eighty-three prints, with all but five in the mediums of etching and engraving. His drypoint engravings (both in colours and in black and white) made him famous, particularly in his studies of Parisian life. One contemporary critic labeled him the "Millet of Paris". Another scholar wrote, "In quest of character, Jean-Francois Raffaelli was naturally drawn to the poor classes, who, being less artificial, less affected by the leveling tendencies of a complex social life, offered to the artist's keen observation an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Like Millet, he expressed the life of the poor in their attitudes. ... He is a wizard in characterizing surface appearances; a brilliant 'imagier', an exquisite illustrator; and as a drypoint artist the author of plates which will never cease to delight the connoisseur." * (F. L. Leipnik, A History of French Etching, London, John Lane, 1924, p. 183.)


 
 


Hand coloured etchings



    LE CHIFFONIER - 1911
WORKER WITH BACK PACK

reference: Delteil 97
Sanchez & Seydoux 1911-3.

The rag-and-bone man. A classic Impressionist image.
Original colour etching, aquatint and drypoint by Jean-FranÁois RaffaŽlli, signed in the plate.

22 by 12 cm on plate border,
Excellent impression in a full sheet of velum paper with 2 cm margins.

Price: 320 EURO
 

   

 

 


A group of etchings printed for Floury - 1909
Original dry point etchings done by Raffaelli,
dense paper measuring 18,50 by 25,50 cm
 

SOUS LA PLUIE
reference: Delteil 86 (II)
8,50 by 11,80 cm on plate border,

Price: 110 EURO

 

AU COIN DE LA ROUTE
reference: Delteil 88 (only state)
20 by 16 cm on plate border,

Price: 110 EURO
 

LES RAPINS
reference: Delteil 87 (II)
20 by 14 cm on plate border,

Price: 110 EURO
 

LA NEIGE (SOLEIL COUCHANT)

21 by 14 cm on plate border,

Price: 110 EURO
 

LE REMOULEUR
reference: Delteil 76 (III)
21 by 16,50 cm on plate border,

Price: 110 EURO
 

LE TERRAIN PERDU
reference: Delteil 16 (II)
14,20 by 19,80 cm on plate border,

Price: 110 EURO
 

LA NEIGE (SOLEIL COUCHANT)
reference: Delteil 86 (V/V)
14,50 by 22,20 cm on plate border,

Price: 110 EURO
 

 


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