Cirque Ambulant. Auguste Brouet, French.
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Cirque Ambulant

c1910. Etching, editioned 34/80 and signed in pencil with bookseller’s blind stamp in lower margin, titled in pencil verso, 21.8 x 27cm. Minor foxing to centre of image, slight soiling to margins, old mount burn.

Brouet produced over 300 etchings and drypoints recording the people and places of Montmartre, the circus, and WWI soldiers. At the age of 16 Brouet made his first etching, using a nail, some zinc gutter-pipe and floor polish as a ground. It was said that some of his very early work was reminiscent of Rembrandt. Ref: Princeton University, IFPDA.

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Item #CL168-25

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