Louis Icart Etching Lillies (Les Lis) Signed in Pencil
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Louis Icart Etching Lillies (Les Lis)
Signed in Pencil Signed in Pencil Drypoint etching with Hand colored Aquatint
Artist Louis Icart
Title: Lillies (Les Lis)
Condition Good-A 9 3/4" Long Scratch is present 12" from the right edge immediately in front of the sitter's face It appears to have been filled in amd previously conserved. There is one horizontal tear at the lower left margin
Signed in the lower right margin (Louis Icart) and then in the upper left margin signed Copyright 1934 by L. Icart N.Y. in the upper left margin
lower left margin and"NQO" in the extreme lower Right Margin. On the Verso handwritten notation "160-IC" and "Jon"
Medium: Color Etching, Had signed by artist in pencil. Drypoint etching with hand-colored aquatint
Size: Actual sheet measures 35-1/8" H x by 24- 7/8" W - Image Measurements 27-1/4" H by 18- 7/8 W
Certificate of appraisal with history from John McClosky, Open Concepts, Inc. American Society of Appraisers, completed in 2002: please contact me for additional information on all his qualifictions . The Certificate will come with Etching (No Frame but will be professional handled)
I acquired 4 of iCarts etching from a private collection.
I do have documentation of Certificate of appraisal (see above) and the research for this eitching was documented and history provided that I will forward on to you with etching.
Sold at auction I. Brewster Gallery in Philadelphia for $1950.00 unframed. 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.
I have 2 other Icart's from a private collection that I have also listed.
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- Torrance, California
- Seller Since 2012
- This seller no longer sells on GoAntiques
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- Fine Art
- Louis ICart
- Country of Origin
- Width: 24 inches
- Height: 35 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 0 pound
- Very Good