c1900 Dry point Study of Mallorcan Woman by Henri Leriche


A very good original etching and drypoint, Portrait ‘Study of a Mallorcan Woman’ by the French artist Henri Le Riche.

This is a fine example of the portrait art created by him around 1910. His etched art is notable for its attention to form and detail and for its fine use of light and space. Such is the case here, where the artist brilliantly concentrates upon the two most telling signs of age: the hands and the face. This was published in Paris around 1910 and is signed in pencil in the right corner border. It is numbered 27/250 in pencil in the lower left corner border. The picture is in good condition, apart from a little foxing, which isn’t unusual considering it's age. The etching is nicely mounted, framed and glazed.

Henri Le Riche (1868-1944) was a French painter, engraver and sculptor. He studied art in Paris under the academic painters Bourguereau and Robert-Fleury. In 1888 he was awarded the Grand Prix de Rome and began exhibiting his artworks at the Salon des Artistes Francais. In 1898, Henri Le Riche became a full member of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts and was awarded the chevalier de la Legion d'honneur from the French government. His artwork can be found in private collections across Europe.

Size image: 22.5 x 29 cm (
Size frame: 43 x 55.5 x 2 cm (17 x 21 ¾ x 5/8 inches)
Weight: 2022 g