A. Stevens (1823 - 1906) La bête à bon Dieu.
Etching, signed and dated in the plate.
Alfred Stevens, the realist of the elite. Offered here for auction: a beautiful etching from 1880.
During the Belle Epoque, Alfred Stevens (1823-1906) was one of the most prominent artists in Paris. He was forgotten and half a century later rediscovered by the art trade. The retrospective in the KMSKB museum in Brussels (until 23 August 2009) and the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam (from 18 September 2009 to 24 January 2010) provides a revelation. During the exhibition the Mercator Fund publishes, in co-edition with the two museums, a monograph with contributions by Belgian, Dutch and French specialists.
From 1880 Stevens participated in all the important Salons, with the highlights of the panorama Histoire du Siècle during the world exhibition of 1889 and a retrospective (200 pieces) in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, in 1900, with an introduction by Robert de Montesquiou. That was the pinnacle of a career in Paris.
Stevens grew up in Brussels. There were many French exiles, politicians, journalists, etc. For the children who were born and grew up there: the animal painter Joseph (1816-1892), Juliette (died young, 1818-1834), Alfred (1823-1906) and Arthur (1825-1890) were the contacts to make an excellent learning environment.
There is stamp on the back.
The title is below that in pencil.
Will be shipped safely packaged.
- Alfred Stevens (1823 - 1906)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- La bête à bon Dieu
- Signiert in der Platte
- In gutem Zustand
- Verkauf mit Rahmen
- 24.5×18.5 cm
- 31.5×22×0 cm