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Title:: The Basket Seller Year:: 1805
Artist: Plonski, Michal After:  
Medium: etching Provenance:
Period: Polish 19th Century School/Style:
Catalogs: LeBlanc 21 i/ii;
Price: $1,400.00
Description: Probably Plonski's major etched work, The Basket Seller consists of a central image surrounded by 10 other independent subjects, head studies, a landscape, and genre scenes, of varying shapes and dimensions, forming a frame around the center. LeBlanc's first state is of the full plate; his second state is of the central subject only, presumably from a cut down plate. In this impression, the borders, together with narrow margins outside the platemark, have been reconstructed from indvidually trimmed subjects and the pieces hinged down to a support sheet; there are no missing areas though the pieces have not been reattached to one another. Fine impression on laid paper, a margin showing all around. The central image shows a laden basket seller, full length, on a hill outside a town. A balloon is aloft over the town. Marginal subjects incude a dog cart, a Dutch landscape, various head studies and peasant scenes.

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