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Auguste-Louis Lepere, etching, "Amiens Cathedral (Jour d'Inventaire)"

Auguste-Louis Lepere, etching, "Amiens Cathedral (Jour d'Inventaire)"


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Directory: Fine Art: Prints: Etchings: Pre 1910: Item # 1305078
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Auguste-Louis Lepere, French, 1849-1918, "Amiens Cathedral (Jour d'Inventaire)". This beautiful 1907 etching with drypoint of "Inventory Day" by August-Louis Lepere measures 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, in an edition of about 166, Saunier cat: 344, illlustrated in "Etchers and Etchings", Joseph Pennell, 1929, p. 199. Dated and signed in the plate and pencil signed, l.r., framed. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.