Un Forgeron

Jules-Auguste HABERT-DYS
Assiette à Couteau nº 6

Richard RANFT
Elegantes au Balcon

Loguivy le Soir

Oiseaux de Proie


It’s what makes us all tick: the hunt, the find, the unexpected discovery.  Whether or not the image was already known to us, the very moment we lay eyes on it, we know it has to be ours!  It just has to be.  Going through countless stacks of prints and drawings on a recent trip to Brussels, Paris and Amsterdam, what I was specifically seeking, was that visceral moment of recognition.  There it is: an impression of a print I had known for fifteen years, hoping to buy it one day; the instant recognition of quality I know in a composition I had never seen before; the pleasure of seeing an impression of an etching 140 years old that looks like it was printed yesterday.  This most recent trip had all of these emotions in store, in spades.  Thanks to a weakness in the price of the euro versus the dollar, fantastic French works of art have become available in unusual numbers.  Sometimes something as prosaic as a currency exchange rate becomes a collector’s chance to acquire objects that are anything but (prosaic).

Starting on Monday, May 11 these recent acquisitions will be posted to the website.  Please note that the gallery also works closely with many focused and dedicated collectors, to whom we reach out personally.  This means that availability changes quickly.  Take a look, and let me know what I can send to you.  Any work can be sent to you on approval (free of charge over $1000), but please understand that firm orders will be given priority.

Happy hunting!

Bernard Derroitte, owner

T. 312-664-9312

200 East Walton Place - Chicago, IL 60611
We are located one block east of the Drake Hotel.
We are open by appointment, or by luck.