(‘Uncle Claes and Aunt Johanna’). A tender etching showing a seated elderly couple.
Etching and drypoint with soft ground etching remarque. on laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 18,7 x 24 cm. Image size: 10 x 17,3 cm.
Two remarques in the lower margin, both of heads. State: 7th state of 10. Ref: Exteens 240; Ramiro 42; Mascha 499.
Made by ‘Felicien Rops’ after own design. Felicien Rops (1833-1898) was a Belgian graphic artist. He is especially known for his erotic subject matter.
Condition: Good, given age. Ghosting around the image from previous matting. Remains of attachment to said matting in the top left and right corners. A small stain in the top right margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.