Henry Detouche (1854-1913)

Henry Detouche (1854-1913)

Henry Detouche (1854-1913)

Henry Detouche (1854-1913) : Gypsy Beggars

Etching and aquatint




Henry Detouche (1854-1913)

Henry Detouche (1854-1913) : Gypsy Beggars

Etching and aquatint – Henry Detouche gypsy beggars

Plate from the series of 9 prints “Andalusia”, 1898. Etching and aquatint printed in colors. Size of the sheet : H. 267 mm x 360 mm. Dimensions of the subject : H. 150 mm x W. 180 mm. Nice proof on Arches paper signed, annotated and numbered 2-35 in pencil.

Henry Detouche gypsy beggars : Henri Julien Marie Detouche known as Henry Detouche is a French painter, draftsman, watercolorist, engraver, lithographer, writer and art critic.

He was the son and student of the history painter Laurent Detouche (1815-1882) and then of Ulysse Butin (1837-1883), a marine painter and engraver, who taught him the art of modeling and drawing in volume as practiced by sculptors. He became a member of the Society of French Artists in 1889. A painter until his thirties, he then turned to engraving.

From 1884, Henry Detouche devoted himself to illustration and original prints.

Around 1896-1897, Detouche went to Spain. His souvenirs of Spain (nine etchings and aquatints): Tango, The Bolero, La Purissima, Juana, among others, are the first manifestations of this stay where dances and dancers seduce him.

In 1908, he presented the sixteen etchings from Turbulences andalouses at the Salon des Humoristes: La Page, La Perversité, etc. His main themes are mountain landscapes and female figures, a little perverse, inspired by the motifs of Félicien Rops. But his favorite subject remains Spain, which inspired his most interesting plates between 1897 and 1910.



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