Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference Guerin 21. In 1880 Forain executed six etchings for J. K. Huysmans "Croquis Parisiens"; only four were published at the time. This etching is one of the two "refusées" (refused by publisher Henri Vaton, presumably for being too risque. The scene depicts life in a Paris brothel.). A fine impression on laid paper. Not signed. Plate size: 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches (97 x 147mm).This impression is one of the rare few to have been printed in 1880; a small later edition was also printed.
Medium: original etching. Executed by Forain for the frontispiece of J. K. Huysmans "Croquis Parisiens" and published in Paris in 1880 by Henri Vaton in a total edition of 545. Printed on laid paper. Plate size: 5 5/8 x 3 3/4 inches (147 x 97mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand)
Medium: etching (after the painting). This beautiful piece was etched by Auguste Lauzet after Jean-Louis Forain, and published in Paris in 1892 by Chamerot et Renouard, for the very rare volume "L'Art Impressionniste", featuring etchings after important artworks in the private collection of M. Durand-Ruel, which was at the time was one of the world's foremost collections of Impressionist art. This print is a fine impression printed on cream laid paper, with a platemark (not shown here in this photo) and good margins; the plate measures 5 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Not signed. A nice find, with no others currently offered on the market.