Description & Technical information

This drawing of a shrimp fisherman carrying a large net and a basket is a fine example of the work of the artist Auguste Lepère, whose reputation as a printmaker has somewhat overshadowed his considerable gifts as a draughtsman and watercolourist.

Medium: Charcoal, watercolour and gouache on board.
Signature: Signed A. Lepère in red chalk at the lower right.
Inscribed no.32 – Etude Le Vieux pecheur and 278 / (200F) on the verso.

Dimensions: 40.6 x 29.1 cm (16 x 11¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Galerie Antoine Laurentin, Paris, in 1995
Private collection.

Exhibitions: Paris, Galerie Antoine Laurentin, Auguste Lepère, 1995, unnumbered.