Etching Louis Icart young women with playing cards elegant twentieth century

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Etching by Louis Icart signed color *, representing two young stylish women of the Belle Epoque to playing cards, vintage twentieth century.

This etching is in good condition. She has no glass. It is signed lower right and numbered on the left.

A note: some small accidents on the frame, small scratches on etching, paper is somewhat yellowed and dive in places, see pictures.

* Louis Icart (1888-1950)

: We know from this artist numerous etchings in colors representing especially elegant, inspired by Pierre Louys and Spanish, from books Mérimée. He also illustrated "The ingenuous libertine" by Colette, the two "Faust" by Goethe. (See Bénézit)

Trained in printmaking, he presents his original works at the Salon comedians: his portraits of women, "Paris", begin to attract the public; it is compared to Paul-César Helleu and Manuel Robbe. During the Great War, he was a pilot, hand in several air missions but will not stop drawing. In 1920, he exhibited at the Simonson Gallery (Paris) and in 1922 in New York, Belmaison gallery, more than thirty paintings expressing an art deco style. Following this exhibition, his prints will experience some success in America until 1932. His work includes over 500 prints. He also participated in the illustration of thirty books, including many erotic.

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  • Cadre 59 cm x 50 cm
  • Dimensions 51 cm x 42 cm