Louis Icart 1933 Aquatint Etching My Model Framed
Louis Icart was born in Toulouse, France in 1880 and passed away in Pairs in 1950. He was particularly interested in fashion, and became famous for his sketches almost immediately. He worked for major design studios at a time when fashion was undergoing a radical change-from the fussiness of the late nineteenth century to the simple, clingy lines of the early twentieth century. In Icart's drawings, one sees the Impressionists Degas and Monet and, in his rare watercolors, the Symbolists Odilon Redon and Gustave Moreau.
In fact, Icart lived outside the fashionable artistic movements of the time and was not completely sympathetic to contemporary art. His Parisian scenes are a documentation of the life he saw around him and they are nearly as popular today as when they were first produced. By the late 1920s Icart, working for both publications and major fashion and design studios, had become very successful, both artistically and financially. His etchings reached their height of brilliance in this era of Art Deco, and Icart had become the symbol of the epoch.
Here we have one of his most desirable etchings done in 1933 (copyright on etching). This is titled My Model and is signed in pencil on the lower right, impressed with the windmill on the lower left and copyright on the upper right. This is as authentic as they come!
One picture was taken of this piece outside of the frame to verify that the piece was not trimmed but had the original margins. This has a new frame and mat. Outstanding piece with wonderful composition.
The overall dimensions are 28" by 32 1/2" and the piece shows is 18" by 22 3/4". Will be professionally packed and shipped.
Authentic Icart with impressed windmill and signatures. All images are original and un-edited.
- Model: K2405
- Shipping Weight: 20.0000lbs
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