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Emile Frédéric Salmon (French, 1840-1913)

Emile Salmon was the son of the painter Theodore Frédéric Salmon. He specialised in etching and engraving under the tutelage of Pierre Alexandre Hédouin, (1820-1889). He went to Saint Petersburg with his father where he remained from 1896 to 1901 with his family and learnt Russian. He went on to have four children with Sophie Julie Cattiaux the last of whom was the great French writer and art lover, André Salmon.

Emile Salmon. Autumn

Engraved by Emile Salmon after Louis Emile Adan (French, 1839-1937)
J. S. Virtue & Co., London, c. 1890
etching on handmade laid paper
signed in the plate by both artists
edition of 500 impressionsl
Dimensions: 210 x 280mm. (platemark); 370 x 535mm. (sheet)

Commissioned for a portfolio entitled, Fifty Choice Examples of Modern Etching, published in London c.1890. Limited to an edition of 500, the publication included original etchings by Whistler, Haden, Legros, Chattock, Birkett Foster, Herkomer, Haig, David Low, Charles Courtry and others. Original text from portfolio relating to picture included.

"Full of poetry and quiet suggestiveness."



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