Original lithography appeared in “L’Estampe Moderne”, a monthly publication containing original prints from the main French and international artists, published between the years 1897 and 1899 by L’imprimerie Champenois in Paris under the direction of Charles Masson and Henri Piazza. This work was commissioned especially for this publication and appeared in issue number 4 in August 1897. It shows a young woman from Brittany with a sad expression watching boats sailing out to sea.
Émile-Auguste Wéry (Reims, 1868 – Paris, 1935) was a French painter and print-maker. He studied under Léon Bonnat, Jules Lefebvre, and François Flameng and was equally at ease as an impressionist or Art Nouveau artist. He exhibited with the Salon des Artistes Français, the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. Among many prizes, Wéry won a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1900. As a young man, Émile-Auguste Wéry was a friend of Henri Matisse, but the paths of the two artists diverged.
Source : Idbury Prints
Artist: Émile-Auguste Wéry (1868 - 1935).
Signed “E. Wéry 1897“ in lower right.
Condition: Excellent condition.
Dimensions: 31 x 41 cm. / 12 1/4 x 16 in.
Frame: Sold without frame.