Louise Icart 1929 Aquatint Etching Madame Bovary Framed
Louis Icart was born in Toulouse, France in 1880 and passed away in Pairs in 1950. He began drawing at an early age. 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. Nonetheless, 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 first etchings done in 1929 (copyright on etching). His most famous etchings featured greyhounds and this is no exception. This is signed Madame Bovary in the lower right. New Frame with COA. Retails in Art Galleries for $3500.
Outstanding piece with wonderful composition. Madame Bovary awaits you to take her home.
The overall dimensions are 24" by 27" and the oval is 17" by 21". Will be professionally packed and shipped.
- Model: K1204
- Shipping Weight: 20.0000lbs
- 1 Unit(s) in Stock