Paris: Aux Editions Lucien Vogel, . Tall octavo (9-3/8" x 5"). Loose as issued in green portfolio with original silk ties, illustration in silver to upper and titling silver to spine, decorative silver endpapers with lozenge-patterned design printed in silver.
1f. (title printed in red, silver, blue, and black), 4 pp. text in French by Henry Bidou printed in red and black, + 20 striking plates coloured in pochoir. Title signed by the artist in blue ink.
Plate 1: Title
Plate 2: Le Coup manqué (Décor)
Plate 3: Le Valet de Carreau
Plate 4: Le Matamore
Plate 5: Polichinelle
Plate 6: Colombine
Plate 7: Pierrot
Plate 8: Yvan
Plate 9: Beulemans
Plate 10: Arlequin
Plate 11: Les Pantins
Plate 12: L'Enfantement du Mort (Décor des 1er et 2e actes)
Plate 13: Eva
Plate 14: Faustus
Plate 15: Les Messagers
Plate 16: Le Petit Tily
Plate 17: Le Spectre de Paul
Plate 18: L'Enfantement du Mort (Décor du 3me acte)
Plate 19: Donat
Plate 20: Monique
Plate 21: Eva
The first ten plates are designs for the 1915 ballet-pantomime Le Coup Manqué, the second ten designs for filmmaker Marcel L'Herbier's 1919 play L'Enfantement du Mort.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; ties worn, that to lower upper board partially lacking. Slightly worn, browned, and soiled; occasional foxing, primarily to blank margins. Plate 11 is entitled "Les Neutres" in the Table but is entitled "Les Pantins" in the present copy.
First Edition. Rare. Dictionary Catalogue of the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library Vol. 6, p. 3622. Not in Beaumont, Derra de Moroda, Niles & Leslie, or Magriel.
Georges Lepape was a noted French poster artist, illustrator, and fashion designer. Lepape’s work incorporates orientalist motifs with fluid lines, bold coloration, and graphic stylizations that are evocative of the Art Nouveau movement, which includes Alphonse Mucha, Erté, Gustav Klimt, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec... The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris held the first major exhibition of his work in 1920, and six years later he would be invited by publisher Condé Nast to work in New York. While there, he produced iconic cover art for Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines. In 2016 he broke an auction record in New York with his work Le Miroir, a watercolor and ink illustration on paper. The artist remained an influential figure in the fashion and art worlds until his death February 15, 1971, in Bonneval, France at the age of 83." artnet.com/artists/georges-lepape/
A highly attractive portfolio of designs in the Art-Deco style, rarely found complete. Item #31184
Price: $1,950.00 other currencies