In the collection of Anthony J Sargeant this collotype was published by L’Estampe Moderne in the period 1897-1899. It was included in one of a series of 24 monthly instalments each comprised of four original lithographs. Bracquemond was a French painter and etcher who played a key role in the revival of print making. The image as shown measures 21 by 29 cm. The image is mounted onto a sheet the bottom corner of which bears the blind stamp of L’Estampe Moderne – a womans head in profile.
Tony Sargeant bought this many years ago in a provincial auction. In an ornate carved giltwood frame it was titled – “Cherubs playing in a landscape”. It amused at the time – But What is going on? Thinking now of de-acquisitioning – perhaps through Bonhams.
‘In a Rose Garden’ was painted by Sir Laurence Alma-Tadema (signed Bottom Left in pencil) and the etching made by Leopold Lowenstein (signed bottom right). It was bought in its original frame from the Conduit Street, London sale rooms of Sotheby’s by Anthony Sargeant. The image measures 34 x 45 cm.