Artist: Charles Huard French (1846-1920)
Title: Pêcheurs à la ligne (fisherman)
issued by L'Estampe Moderne
Issue Number 17, Sept 1898.
Printed by F. Champenois, Paris.
Blindstamp lower right in margin.
Signed in the stone lower left.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
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Sheet Size: approx 12 in x 16 in / 30.5 cm x 40.5 cm
Charles Huard (French 1874-1965)
A French painter, engraver and illustrator who began by working for newspapers of the time such as La Libre Parole illustrée , then at L'Assiette au beurre . He quickly made a name for himself in the publishing world. During the 1914-1918 war, he was employed by the French government to report on military life and scenes.
Fishing on the river Seine in Paris
We owe him in particular the engravings which illustrate the Conard edition of the complete works of Honoré de Balzac published in 1910, but also numerous illustrations of works of fiction ( Poil de Garotte ), particularly Anglo-Saxon novels or works classics. He gives satirical sketches in magazines like Le Rire, Le Sourire. He painted, in oil and watercolour, Normandy and the ports of the South, such as Marseille. His work also includes many scenes of French provincial life. (peoplepill.com)
He also published illustrated travel books:
- London as I have seen it , Paris, 1908
- Berlin as I saw it , Paris, 1907
New York as I have seen it , Paris, 1906
Mucha designed monthly Cover
Not unlike the Maitres de L'Affiche series, L'Estampe Moderne was a portfolio printed between 1897-98, published by Imprimerie Champenois, Paris, contained 24 monthly portfolios, with four original lithographs in each. Each commissioned only for this series. Some of the contributing artists included Mucha, Rhead, Meunier, Ibels, Steinlen, Willette and Grasset.