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Lot 612

Mercier "Leve de Trouw!" After Frans Hals

Estimate: $50 - $100

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Gustave Mercier (French, 1858-1898) after Frans Hals (Dutch, 1582-1666). Etching on laid paper titled "Leve de Trouw! (Drink to Fidelity!)" depicting two jovial figures raising a glass. Signed in plate along the lower right. After a 1632 painting by Hals, now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Alternatively titled "Young Man and Woman in an Inn." The print is from Albert Wolff "Cent Chefs-d'Oeuvre: The Choice of French Private Galleries." Paris: Georges Petit and Ludovic Bashet, 1883. Distributed by Knoedler & Co., New York.
Height: 17 3/4 in x width: 12 1/2 in.

Condition

The sheet is toned. There is a very small tear along the upper right edge. The number 88 is written in pencil along the upper right. There is a darker spot of foxing along the upper right. Some light foxing/soiling throughout. Some light wear along the edges. Along the verso there is some light foxing. The words "Franz Hals Leve de Trouw! (Drink to Fidelity)" is written in graphite.

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