Auguste Louis Brouet, French, 1872-1941, "Notre Dame from the Siene". A remarkable original etching of Notre Dame Cathedral, this image measures 17 3/4 x 21 5/8 inches, 1897, pencil signed and dated. Auguste Brouet was born to a poor family in Paris in 1872, and as a teenager worked as an apprentice lithographer and lute maker before attending the Ecole des Beaux Artes under the tutelage of Gustave Moreau. He was then introduced to etching by Auguste Delatre, and became one of the most successful etchers of the early 20th century in France. This is one of Brouet's more striking images; the grand edifice of Notre Dame Cathedral rising from the mists of the Siene, with rich inking and expressive lines creating an incredible sense of atmosphere.