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Original Signed 1820 French Lithograph Proofs

  • $ 50000

Original set of 3 French animal lithographs signed as artists print proofs dating to the 1820s. All three individual prints are of 6 canines or felines interacting with other animals which were meant for the cover page of a magazine and signed by their respective lithographers. These working examples were for final printing in the magazine at the time and are a rare survivor of early lithographic printing of animals in their natural hunting habitat.

One lithograph by Villain is signed and noted in ink - Je Certifie que imprimerai cette y soif changement, Paris Le 16 Decembre 1829, Villain

Also print marked:
Lithographie par Levilly, Imp. Lith. de Villain, rue de sevres, No.23
a Paris chez Troude éditeur Rue et Galarie de Valois, Paris Royal

Two are by Deplech and marked in ink:
??? Confirme a La totalité de L'exterior, le 19 Octob 1829, Deplech

Marked in print:
Imp lith de Delpech

These would make a great housewarming gift, birthday gift, wedding present or as decoration in any French or ranch style property.


Each framed piece measures 19" by 15" and together they weigh: 8lb 3oz.


In good condition considering age and use. There is a small tear in the paper on the top right handside of one of the prints. there is evidence of some holding on the paper of the lithographs (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).


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