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Rodolphe PIGUET

(1840 - Geneva - 1915)


Young woman with flowers (Une Parisienne) – 1898


Drypoint and etching on japon imperial. Signed with initials in the plate and hand signed with black chalk (lower right). First state of three.

Size of sheet: 48 x 32 cm.


Comparative impressions: MAH Musée d'art et d'histoire, Ville de Genève – Ref. E 2020-0735.


Beautiful, technically brilliant, richly inked impression with wide margins around the platemark.



Rodolphe Piguet: Une Parisienne

  • In 1863 Piguet left Geneva for New York, where he stayed for several years. There he met Aldred Cadard (French, 1828-1875), who had just founded La Société des aquafortistes, and who trained him in this technique, which Piguet used from 1871. Moving to Paris in 1876, Piguet spent most of his career in France where he regularly exhibited at the Paris Salon, at the Salon of the Société National des Beaux-Arts and at the Salon of the Société des Peintres-Graveurs.

    Piguet was awarded the Cross of the Légion d'Honneur in 1901. By 1910 he had returned to Geneva, where he would remain until his death.


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