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An original lithograph on smooth wove light brown paper by French artist Henri Lebasque (1865-1937) titled “La Promenade au Jardin”, 1903. Limited edition unknown, presumed small. Signed in the plate lower left. Printed by A. Clot and published by Gazette des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. This is the only individual lithographic plate Henri Lebasque executed. Sheet size: 6.75″ x 10.5″. Image size: 5.5″ x 8″. Note: this lithograph was printed on light brown wove paper, the print is not toned. In excellent condition.
This lithograph was published by Gazette des Beaux-Arts. The Gazette des Beaux-Arts was a French art review, found in 1859 by Édouard Houssaye, with Charles Blanc as its first chief editor. Assia Visson Rubinstein was chief editor under the direction of George Wildenstein from 1928 until 1960. Her papers, which include all editions of the Gazette from this period, are intact at the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne in Dorigny. The Gazette was a world reference work on art history for nearly 100 years – one other editor in chief, from 1955 to 1987, was Jean Adhémar. It was bought in 1928 by the Wildenstein family, whose last representative was Daniel Wildenstein, its director from 1963 until his death in 2001. The review closed in 2002.