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Prints by Felix Bracquemond

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After the plate designs, some of his graphic works. He had a formidable technique but no very distinctive personal vision, which is dobtless why he has become a rather forgotten figure. Some of these may serve to show nonetheless that his prints deserve more than a passing glance. This is a portrait of the engraver Edwin Edwards.


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Swallows, now departed with the summer.

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Henri Beraldi, bibliophile and print collector.

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Sadi Carnot, President of France, murdered by an Italian anarchist in 1894; he has certainly has a touch of distinction that the present pocket Napoleon lacks. But then one only has to compare Gladstone, who wrote books on Homer in his spare time, to the ineffable Tony Blair (who is apparently in the running to become 'President of Europe').

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A gritty street scene.

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"Oh lune!" This somehow reminds me of Daumier.
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