Edmond de Goncourt,

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Creator

Bracquemond, Felix.

Title

Edmond de Goncourt,

Date

1882.

Description

Etching.

This portrait of the French artist, novelist and book collector Edmond de Goncourt (1822–1896) is Bracquemond’s most famous print, and a masterpiece of etching. In the foreground is a portfolio of prints by Jules de Goncourt, brother of Edmond; in the back-ground at upper left can be seen a relief by the French sculptor Clodion (1738–1814). The Club copy is the eighth state of eight, one of an edition of 150. It is signed and dedicated by Goncourt to Theodore Child (1846–1892), an English journalist and art critic. It was presented to the Club in 1893 by member George A. Lucas (1824–1909), a noted art agent in Paris.

Source

Gift of George A. Lucas, 1893.