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George Montbard (1841-1905) - 1878 Etching, Lovers and Priests

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A fine 1878 restrike etching by the artist George Montbard (1841-1904), depicting two priests strolling through a garden, with lovers embracing behind them, over a wall. Signed in the plate. On laid.


In good condition overall, for a picture of this age. There is some surface dirt and discolouration. With plate lines.


27.4 x 21cm (10.8" x 8.3")
Sheet: 36.1 x 28.1cm (14.2" x 11.1")

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From a small collection of etchings by the French artist and illustrator George Montbard (1841-1905).

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Artist Biography

George Montbard (1841-1905) was a French artist, illustrator and caricaturist, born Charles Auguste Loye in Montbard, France. He worked as an illustrator and caricaturist on Chronique Illustré, and then in 1868 for the Illustrated London News.

After being involved in the Paris Commune in 1871 he was proscribed in France and moved to England, where he contributed to The Graphic, Judy, Funny Folks (including "Comic Fancy Page", 1874), and many other magazines including Vanity Fair. In 1882 Vincent van Gogh, who was also working for the Illustrated London News, mentioned receiving sketches by him of the Channel Islands. He was buried in Brittany on 5th August 1905.

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Code pp936
Artist George Montbard (1841-1905)
Date 1878
Dimensions 27.4 x 21cm
Framed No
Medium Etching
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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