Henri Evenepoel (1872 - 1899)
Two etching by this short lived but wonderful Fauvist painter and graphic artist. The lady with hat print bares the blind stamp of “Bibliothèque Chalcographica Regiae Belgi” who incidentally published limited (posthumous) editions of his etchings.
Of the opera scene (lady with binoculars) a coloured version is known. The girl with the hat is known as: “Le Trottin ou la Parisienne”. In this print “trottin” is referring to a taylors apprentice (“modiste”). It could also means “errant boy” or he/she who delivers the work of the taylor to the clients (by walking the trottoir). I think I found the same girl in another print by Evenepoel…….
The other examples below represent a colour etching I would like to find or swap one day, his self-portrait and a drawing excelling both in simplicity and power: showing the hand of a remarkable artist.