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Theophile Alexandre Steinlen

Theophile Alexandre Steinlen

$1,700

French/Swiss (1859–1923)

  • Soft-ground Etching, signed in pencil
  • Size: 14.5 in. x 14 in. (36.83 cm x 35.56 cm)
  • Frame Size: 18.5 x 18 inches

$1,700

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About The Artist: Theophile Alexandre Steinlen

French illustrator, printmaker, painter and sculptor, of Swiss birth. After studying at the University at Lausanne and working as an apprentice designer in a textile factory in Mulhouse, Steinlen arrived in Paris in 1881 and quickly established himself in Montmartre, where he lived and worked for the rest of his life. In 1883 the illustrator Adolphe Willette introduced him to the avant-garde literary and artistic environment of the Chat Noir...

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About The Medium: Etching

The printing process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (incised) in the metal. In traditional pure etching, a metal (usually copper, zinc or steel) plate is covered with a waxy ground which is resistant to acid. The artist then scratches off the ground with a pointed etching needle where they want a line to appear in the finished piece, exposing the bare metal. The plate is then put through a high-pressure printing press together with a sheet of paper (often moistened to soften it). The paper picks up the ink from the etched lines, making a print.

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