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Armand Berton

  1854 - 1917
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[Femme accoudée]

[Femme accoudée]  

Original burnished drypoint.

Extremely rare – one of only 3 proof impressions printed. Signed and inscribed in pencil by the artist “1 Etat. 3 epr. No.3. Berton”. Few of Berton’s drypoint portraits were issued in published editions and this plate of Femme accoudée remained unpublished.



Born in Paris, Armand Berton entered the ateliers of Cabanel and Yon at the École des Beaux Arts in 1875, but due to his deafness he found it impossible to complete the course. Undaunted, he continued to pursue his career as an artist, developing a highly expressive style which compares closely with that of Albert Besnard in his drypoints and with Loius Legrand in his aquatints. As seen in this rapidly drawn study, Armand Berton invariably imbued his printed works with a distinctly introspective mood. Armand Berton was awarded both the Gold Medal of les Artistes Français and appointed a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur in 1900.

Few of Armand Berton’s drypoint portraits were issued in published editions. [more]