Société des Aquafortistes (Frontispice)

Félix Bracquemond French
Publisher Cadart & Luquet French

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Bracquemond's design for the title page of the Société des Aquafortistes' 1865 album relied on complex symbolism to suggest the prominent new role of etching. Synthesizing allusions to the past and the present with a wide range of visual styles, the image indicates the universality and modernity of the prints included within the portfolio.

Société des Aquafortistes (Frontispice), Félix Bracquemond (French, Paris 1833–1914 Sèvres), Etching, aquatint; first state out of two

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