Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (French/Swiss, 1859-1923)
Blanchisseuses reportant l'ouvrage, 1898, possibly a proof of one of the three plates from the first state (Crauzat, 22). Unsigned. Etching with aquatint and drypoint on heavy laid paper, plate size 14 1/8 x 10 5/8 in. (36.1 x 27.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Margins 1 1/2 inches or more with a deckled right edge, mat burn and staining to margins, pale foxing and subtle staining to upper third of image, masking tape and white cloth tape to top edge on verso.
N.B. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has a nearly identical impression, accession number 75.548.
The sheet measures 19 3/8 x 13 5/8 inches. The staining to the margins is largely from masking tape affixed to the facing mat (not to the sheet itself). The staining to the image is very pale and is within the hair of both laundresses.
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