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George Montbard (1841-1905) - Monogrammed Etching, Mending Sheets

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An etching by Charles August Loye 'George Montbard' depicting figures mending sailing sheets by a river bank. The etching has been monogrammed in pencil to the lower right corner. Signed with monogram. On wove.


Overall age toning, discolouration and foxing present. There is a surface loss to the top left corner of the image, as shown in photos.


31.8 x 21.7cm (12.5" x 8.5")
Sheet: 45.9 x 32.8cm (18.1" x 12.9")
Plate: 36.5 x 25cm (14.4" x 9.8")

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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 pq570
Artist George Montbard (1841-1905)
Date Late 19th Century
Dimensions 31.8 x 21.7cm
Framed No
Medium Etching
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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