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Sleep (Jean-René Carrière), from L'Album d'estampes originales de la Galerie Vollard

1897
(French, 1858–1936)
(French, 1849–1906)
(French, 1867–1939)
Sheet: 41 x 52.5 cm (16 1/8 x 20 11/16 in.); Image: 34 x 42.7 cm (13 3/8 x 16 13/16 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Delteil 36
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Eugène Carrière developed an unusual approach to lithography, typically working from dark to light, as seen in this portrait of his young son Jean-René. Rather than drawing with a lithographic crayon, Carrière covered his entire stone with ink, which he then wiped and scraped away to create areas where the paper would show through when printed. Here, the visual effects of this technique combine with expressive, almost abstract forms to give the subject a fantastic, dreamlike atmosphere.
Sleep (Jean-René Carrière), from L'Album d'estampes originales de la Galerie Vollard

Sleep (Jean-René Carrière), from L'Album d'estampes originales de la Galerie Vollard

1897

Auguste Clot, Eugène Carrière, Ambroise Vollard

(French, 1858–1936), (French, 1849–1906), (French, 1867–1939)
France, 19th century

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