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Le Tir Forain- 1920-21, Engraving.

Sylvain Laboureur 191, Godefroy 191. Total edition 108. Signed and numbered 19/85 imp in pencil. Initialed and dated 1920 in the plate, upper right.

Image size: 10 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches (267 x 251 mm); sheet size 13 3/8 x 11 5/8 inches (340 x 295 mm).

A superb, richly-inked impression, in warm black ink, on Arches cream wove paper. The full sheet with margins (1 1/4 to 1 5/8 inches); two repaired tears in the bottom right sheet corner, well away from the image, otherwise in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

Le Tir Forain is among Laboureur’s most acclaimed engravings. André Dunoyer de Segonzac, the artist’s esteemed pupil, considered it Laboureur’s masterpiece.

Collection: McNay Art Museum.

$6500.

Cubism, Modernism, Shooting Range, Carnival, Gun, Rifle

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