By Henri Charles Guérard, a French printmaker and painter. This work “Soleil couchant, Honfleur” was created in 1895. The title translates to “Setting Sun, Honfleur”. Honfleur is a port town on the northern coast of France. This image was produced two ways.
This amazing print is a reproduction from the original. Terrific fidelity down to the subtle stroke of his pencil signature. It is a very high quality archival pigment print on 100% rag paper and custom framed in a black wood frame with a modern edge treatment —grain on one side and smooth on the other side of the modern relief edge. Acid free bevel edge mat. 18 × 24 inches final framed size.
From the recent New York Public Library exhibit catalog:
“Henri-Charles Guérard was one of the most skilled and inventive French printmakers of his day. It was to Guérard that the Impressionist painter Édouard Manet turned whenever he needed help making etchings, no doubt owing to Guérard’s expertise as a professional printmaker as well as to his innovative approach to the medium. He reacted to a broad array of artistic styles and worked in a variety of print techniques, testing the boundaries of each. Particularly noteworthy in this regard are his works that respond to the nineteenth-century vogue for Japanese ukiyo-e woodcuts, which embody some of the artist’s most original expressions.”