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Léon Gaucherel

1816 - 1886

Sarah Bernhardt (The Young Girl and Death) by Léon Gaucherel

Sarah Bernhardt (The Young Girl and Death)   1880

  Original etching.
Signed in the plate.
S 348 x 209 mm; P 321 x 178 mm; I 289 x 144 mm
Original Leon Gaucherel etching.

Very fine impression printed on vellum, as first issued.

The famous French actress Sarah Bernhardt established her name at the Comédie Française in Paris. Leon Gaucherel’s marvellous symbolist image dates from the year in which Bernhardt left the Comédie to tour worldwide with a company her own.

On cream coloured vellum, with full margins. Time tone in outer margins, otherwise generally good original condition.