Description & Technical information

Pure landscapes such as this are rare in Steinlen’s extensive drawn oeuvre, although they appear in some of his etchings. As has been noted of the artist’s graphic work, ‘Prior to the war, his etchings had no political content and rarely made social statements. Rather, they were often like his drawings, highly personal sketches and private inventions not created for a mass audience. Nudes, cats, and landscapes predominated an images of escape from the social-political arena of his other work.’

Medium: Brush and brown ink
Signature: Signed Steinlen at the lower right.
An official French (customs?) stamp on the verso.

Dimensions: 24.5 x 32.2 cm (9⁵/₈ x 12⁵/₈ inches)
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints