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Born in Montmartre, the son of poor parents, Brouet, worked his way through night drawing classes and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He lived in poverty as an art student, but became well known to collectors because of his sincerity in portraying the street-peddlers, gypsies, street-musicians, beggars, and rag pickers in the passages and places where they congregated. He portrayed the dark side of Montmartre in a romantic rendition, closely resembling the etched work of Rembrandt. In later life he became enthralled with the singers, dancers, and circus life of Paris. Brouet's sensitivity and sympathy for his subjects, shows an artist who lived the life of the poor, portraying his subjects from an intimate point of view. Not is he acclaimed as one of the important etchers of Paris, but he has also etched approximately 20 plates of World War I, recognized not only as reliable documents, but of intense artistic quality. F.L.Leipnik, A History of French Etching, London, 1924, pp.169-170.



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Auguste Brouet

French (1872-1941)
Les Chiffoniers
9-3/4 x 7-1/4 in.

Etching, c.1915, edition 16/100. Geoffroy 38. Signed in the plate, lower left; signed and numbered in pencil.


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Les Chiffoniers



Auguste Brouet

French (1872-1941)
Le Cirque Fratellini
9 x 13-1/4 in.

Etching, c.1925, edition 61/100. Not in Geoffroy. Signed and numbered in pencil. In excellent condition printed on a parchment-like paper with large margins. Sheet size: 15-1/2 x 17-7/8 in. A remarque of a circus encampment in the lower margin. A well defined example of one of Brouet's popular circus images. The three Fratellini brothers, owners of the circus are seen on the right side in their clown costumes.


$650.
Le Cirque Fratellini



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