George Montbard(1841-1905) - Autotype, Market Scene
DescriptionAn autotype in colour by Charles August Loye 'George Montbard' depicting figures several figures in a covered market. It is inscribed 'G. Montbard' to the lower right corner. The substrate bears the watermark 'J. Whatman 1891'. Signed in plate. On wove.
3 small tears to the right margin, but main image is unaffected. Overall age toning and foxing present.
30 x 20cm (11.8" x 7.9")Sheet: 45.9 x 32.8cm (18.1" x 12.9")
From a small collection of etchings by the French artist and illustrator George Montbard (1841-1905).
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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.
|Artist||George Montbard (1841-1905)|
|Date||Late 19th Century|
|Dimensions||30 x 20cm|
|Subject||Architecture & Cityscapes|
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