Leonard Baskin

American 1922-2000



“Charles Meryon” 1969


Image Size 5 ¾” x 7 ½”

Pencil Signed  $695



A tribute to one of Leonard Baskin’s more esteemed subjects. Charles Meryon was a French artist of the nineteenth century whose exquisite skills as an etcher were met with little notice until after his death, when the value of his work soon escalated. An illegitimate child and severely colour blind, Meryon suffered the effects of mental illness for much of his life, dying in an asylum at the age of forty-seven. This work, typical of Baskin, speaks for itself.