Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille. SOUVENIR D'OSTIE. Delteil 57, Melot 57. Cliche Verre, 1855. Second State of two, with the signature of Corot in reverse, lower left. 12 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches, 310x415 mm. (sheet), full margins. Corot was an enthusiastic practitioner of the cliche verre technique, producing about 65 images from the 1850s to the 1870s. A cliche verre is made in a manner somewhat similar to a drypoint: a coating is applied to the surface of a glass sheet, and the image is made by scratching through the coating with a tool. Unlike a drypoint though, it is printed like a photograph: the plate is placed face down on a sheet of light sensitive paper which is then exposed to light,causing the image to develop. Some losses at the sheet edges, not affecting the image, else in Very Good condition.
Inventory # 11674

Price: $3,750.00