Jeanne Gonzales Painting in the Garden

Henri-Charles Guérard French

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Jeanne Gonzales, the sister-in-law (and later wife) of the artist, sits at an easel at the edge of a cultivated garden. Guérard composed this print by layering three plates inked in blue, yellow, and red. In this impression, only portions of the red plate received ink, leaving the complexion of the sitter more yellow than in other examples of the final state. After Bracquemond’s "In the Zoological Garden" (ca. 1873), this work represents the next major step in the development of color etching prior to Mary Cassatt’s masterful works of the 1890s.

Jeanne Gonzales Painting in the Garden, Henri-Charles Guérard (French, Paris 1846–1897 Paris), Color drypoint, roulette and aquatint on wove paper; seventh state of seven

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