Asplund 52, state iii/III; Delteil 52, state iii/III. Edition of 20. Signed in pencil lower right: "Zorn". Signed and dated in plate lower left "Zorn / 1891". A fine impression in fine condition aside from slight mat toning, with full margins. Plate destroyed. Rare; only two impressions have been on the market in the last ten years.
Exhibited: Salon de la Société Nationale, 1891 and Peintres-Graveurs Français, 1892.
Jean-Baptiste Faure, a celebrated French operatic singer and composer, b. at Moulins, 1830, d. 1914. Made his first appearance at the Opéra Comique in Paris in 1852; in 1861 went over to the Grand Opéra; retired from the stage in 1876. Faure composed a large number of popular melodies, such as "Les Rameaux" and "Le Crucifix". The Zorn etching is after an oil painting by Zorn formerly in the possession of Mr. J. B. Faure.