Seller: chuckles_4_u (215) 100%, Location: Normanhurst, Sydney, NSW, Ships to: AU & many other countries, Item: 253204518348 SUPER SIGNED 1920's ETCHING "ROUEN LA GROSSE HORLOGE" BY CHARLES PINET CHARLES PINET (1876-1932) WAS A MAJOR FRENCH ARTIST, CREATING ARTWORKS OF FRENCH TOWNS AND VILLAGES. THERE ARE MANY PROMINENT ARTICLES ABOUT HIM IN GOOGLE AND ART INSTITUTIONS... FOR SALE IS HIS ETCHING, PROBABLY DONE IN THE 1920's, OF THE GREAT CLOCK AT ROUEN IN FRANCE. THE ETCHING IS NOT NUMBERED BUT IS SIGNED BY PINET AND 'CHOPPED' - SEE PHOTOS. THE GREAT CLOCK'S MOVEMENT DATES BACK TO 1389 (IT WAS ELECTRIFIED IN THE 1920's AND RESTORED IN 1997) AND THE ETCHING DEPICTS IT IN STUNNING DETAIL, SHOWING THE BELFRY CLOCK, THE OLD ARCHITECTURE INCLUDING DECORATIVE FIGURES ON THE EAVES AND WALLS, AND OLD COBBLED STREETS Note about the photos...for interest I've included a couple of images of Pinet. Picture #6 is a work by Charles Plessard of Pinet at work, photo #7 is of Pinet. CONDITION: THE ETCHING ITSELF IS IN GOOD CONDITION. HOWEVER IT WOULD PROBABLY BENEFIT FROM BEING REMOVED FROM THE FRAME AND ALL PARTS (GLASS ETC) BE THOROUGHLY CLEANED AND REASSEMBLED PLEASE NOTE THIS IS ONE OF TWO NOTABLE ETCHINGS BEING PUT UP FOR SALE TODAY - THE OTHER BEING BY NOTED AUSTRALIAN ARTIST VICTOR COBB - PLEASE SEE MY OTHER LISTINGS FOR DETAILS !! Notes:If you prefer, pickup (from near Hornsby in Sydney) is fine.If you want to view before auction, please email me to arrange. All posted items will be insured.If desired, some items can be delivered to most suburbs in the Sydney metro area for a small fee (time & tolls, if any). If interested please email me before you bid so we can agree the cost to your location.Photographs...we try to get colours etc as close as possible to original but this sometimes isn't possible...so there may be some slight variations. And if there are faults we try to capture them as accurately as possible.