Leopold Flameng – Herodias, etching (rare signed proof) (c.1880)

Leopold Flameng (1831-1911)


Etching. Rare signed proof. C.1880

Titled ‘Herodias’ in pencil lower left and signed in pencil lower right

After Benjamin Constant oil painting ‘Queen Herodiade’

Image size: 22cm X 16.7cm, Sheet size: 42cm X 33cm (approx.)

Very good condition. Image surface excellent. Browning to the paper on the reverse probably from previous framing.

£270 (For euros and US dollars please refer to current exchange rates)

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Leopold Flameng (1831-1911), French print maker and painter was one of the most celebrated print makers of his time. His work includes original themes, portraiture, and etched copies of paintings. He was father of the French academic painter Francois Flameng and was a teacher of another notable print artist whose work we show, Paul-Adolphe Rajon.

The etching shown here is after a painting by Benjamin Constant (sometimes Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant, sometimes Benjamin-Constant), 1845 – 1902, French history and later orientalist painter.

Here is orientalism with a Symbolist theme – the femme fatale. Salome was a frequent subject for this, but here the depiction is of her mother, a brooding Herodias.

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