Superb well framed large aquatint. Pencilled on plate is No. One of his rarer prints. A superb original aquatint in bright excellent condition and well framed in an acid-free mount.Image is 59cm x 40cm. Frame is 80cm x 64cm. Robbe is well known for his commercially successful portraits of alluring women, but t. His is a wonderful example of Robbe's interest in picturing everyday life. His work is iconic of the Belle Epoque period. Emmanuel Robbe called "Manuel Robbe", born in Paris on 16 December 1872 And died in Nesles-la-Vallée in 1936, was a French painter and engraver. Son of Alfred Auguste Charles Robbe and Marie Alphonsine Henry, the young Emmanuel Robbe studied at the Lycée Condorcet then joined the Lycee Louis-le-Grand, one of the La France. He then became a pupil of the Julian Academy where he met many personalities and then entered the Paris School of Fine Arts. In 1900, at the Universal Exhibition, his work was awarded the bronze medal for an engraving entitled The summer (color etching of 25.5 × 40 cm). In 1905, the Galerie Georges Petit presented his works as part of a large exhibition entitled Original engravings in colors.
An accomplished athlete, he was captain of the Fencing team of the Fine Arts, during the interprofessional championship of Paris in 1912. Manuel Robbe's works are a moving testimony to the lives of women and men of his time. Manuel Robbe loved to travel a lot and had a real attachment for Brittany which he depicted on many occasions. He died in 1936, after devoting a large part of his life to printmaking. He was buried in Nesles-la-Vallée (Val-d'Oise) where he had a second home.
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