Headquarters of the Société des Aquafortistes

Adolphe Martial Potémont, called Martial French
Publisher Cadart & Luquet French
Printer Auguste Delâtre French

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From 1862 onward, the Société des Aquafortistes promoted etching as a means of expression equal in prestige to painting and drawing. The organization ran a studio for instructing prospective etchers, produced a yearly publication promoting original prints, and sold works by participating artists from its Parisian headquarters. The shop itself was a popular destination, as is clearly indicated by the elegantly dressed crowd seen in Martial’s print, which was included in the society's 1865 album, Eaux-fortes modernes.

Headquarters of the Société des Aquafortistes, Adolphe Martial Potémont, called Martial (French, Paris 1828–1883 Paris), Etching

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