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Portfolio wrapper with two illustrations

1896
Valère Bernard (French, 1860–1936)


Dimensions

Overall: 63 x 44 cm (24 13/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2010.1316.8

Medium or Technique

Printed text; etchings with aquatint.

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tan paper wrapper for portfolio. Front cover printed with title, “Valère Bernard, Suite de 6 eaux-fortes avec 2 vignettes pour la couverture - 1896”; and printer/publisher information: “par L’Ymagier, 9, rue de Varennes”. Front cover vignette: Enfant prodigue. Rear cover printed with titles for six etchings, and two vignettes. Rear cover vignette::Cul-de-Lampe (profile of woman’s head).


Tan paper wrapper for portfolio. Front cover printed with title, “Valère Bernard, Suite de 6 eaux-fortes avec 2 vignettes pour la couverture - 1896”; and printer/publisher information: “par L’Ymagier, 9, rue de Varennes”. Front cover vignette: Enfant prodigue. Rear cover printed with titles for six etchings, and two vignettes. Rear cover vignette: Cul-de-Lampe, profile of a woman’s head. L’Ymagier was an Illustrated journal published from October 1894 to December 1896; MFA owns seven (of eight total) issues (1989.177-1989.183). Rémy De Gourmont and Alfred Jarry were the editors, and contributed many texts. The journal was creditied with the revival of the woodcut. They also printed editions of the work of many symbolist artists, including Gauguin,Robertson, Emile Bernard and the douanier Rousseau.

Signed

On Cul-de-Lampe, artist's monogram ur in plate:VB
On Enfant prodigue, artist's monogram lr in plate: VB

Provenance

Between the 1950s and 1980s, acquired by Samuel Josefowitz, Lausanne, Switzerland and Whitchurch, England; March 19, 2004, sold by Josefowitz to Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Marblehead, MA and Naples, FL; 2010, year-end gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo