Louis Icart Etching Intimacy (Intimite') Signed in Pencil alt. Green Screen
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Louis Icart Etching Intimacy (Intimite') alternative Title Green Screen
Signed in Pencil Drypoint etching with Hand colored Aquatint
Artist Louis Icart
Title: Intimacy (Intimite')
Condition Good-Some foxing in the margins
On the Verso handwritten notation "87 1C" and a printed sticker with text "Ultima Copia" That may indicate this was an Artist's proof or Printer's Proof outside the regular Edition
Signed in the lower right margin (Louis Icart) and then in the upper left margin signed Copyright 1928 by L. ICart Paris in the upper left margin
"Edite' par Les Editions d' Art Devambez 25 Rue Lavoisier Paris" "Fot" signed in the lower left margin and"NOO" in the extreme lower Right Margin
There are additional comments written in crayon on four lines on the left margin in cursive French. They appear to be possible production directions.
Medium: Color Etching, Had signed by artist and numbered signed in pencil. Drypoint etching with hand-colored aquatint
Size: Actual sheet measures 18-1/8" H x by 24" W - Image Measurements 14"7/8 H by 17" 7/8 W
I do have documentation of Certificate of appraisal (see above) and the research for this eitching was documented and history provided. This etching is Rare and very beautiful.
Certificate of appraisal with history from John McClosky, Open Concepts, Inc. American Society of Appraisers, completed in 2002: contact me to find out more about his qualifictions.
The Certificate will come with Etching (No Frame but will be professional handled)
I acquired 4 etching from a private collector and 2 others are listed one was sold.
You can also look at Louis Icart: The Complete Etchings Book which is a good hand book for Icart research.
Louis Icart etchings epitomize the depiction of women during the art deco period. He created in excess of 500 etchings using a combination techniques including etching and drypoint including hand coloring as characterized in the limited edition book "Buying Works by Icart." He created full sized etchings, erotic illustrated books, beautiful pastel enhanced lithographs, , unique menu covers, posters, postcards, advertising prints, and oils on canvas.
Louis Icart was born in Toulouse, France. 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 1914 Icart had met a magical, effervescent eighteen-year-old blonde named Fanny Volmers, at the time an employee of the fashion house Paquin. She would eventually become his wife and a source of artistic inspiration for the rest of his life. Fanny was the model used in most of his work.
Icart's portrayal of women is usually sensuous, often erotic, yet always imbued an element of humor, which is as important as the implied or direct sexuality. The beautiful courtesans cavort on rich, thick pillows; their facial expressions projecting passion, dismay or surprise, for the women of Louis Icart are the women of France as we have imagined them to be Eve, Leda, Venus, Scheherazade and Joan of Arc, all wrapped up into an irresistible package.
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- Torrance, California
- Seller Since 2012
- This seller no longer sells on GoAntiques
- Reference #
- Fine Art
- Louis iCart
- Country of Origin
- Width: 24 inches
- Height: 18 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 0 pound
- Very Good
- Pencil Drypoint etching with Hand colored Aquatint