DELASALLE, Angèle (1867-1938):

[Studies of a Tiger]

Etching, 1900. Signed in pencil. With a remarque in a separate plate below

A fine impression printed on japan paper with wide margins and two deckle edges. Slight rippling, otherwise in very good condition. Main plate 184 x 357mm., to the bottom of the remarque 240mm.

Delasalle was a pupil of the orientalist painter Benjamin-Constant, and probably, like Delacroix preparing his Tigre Royal lithograph, sketched the tiger at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. However, in her remarque she sets the tiger loose to prowl in an imaginary veldt. She could have learned etching while studying with J.P. Laurens.