Lovely pair of antique regimental hand colored lithographs after Jules Renard. They are both signed on the plate Draner, Renard's pseudonym (Renard written backwards). Jules Renard (1833-1923) was a Belgian artist who resided in Paris where his work was published in satyrical magazines and newspapers. These lithographs represent the work of his early years in Paris a time in which he was devoted primarily to draw caricatures of the military of all nationalities. Undated but we have seen similar Lemercier Draner lithographs dated circa 1861-5. Inscription on each page reads as follows:
TYPES MILITAIRES PL. 13 Dess. et lith. par Draner. Imp. Lemercier. r de Seine 57 Paris AUTRICHE , 1862. OFFR. DE HUSSARDS, Pte. Tenue Publié par DAZIARO, a Paris
TYPES MILITAIRES PL. 102 Dess. et lith. par Draner. Imp. Lemercier et Cie. r de Seine 57 Paris 7 AUTRICHE - GENERAL de CAVALERIE Paris, DUSACQ et Cie., 14 Boult. Poissonniere
They come nicely matted and framed in natural wood frames and are ready to display. In very good used condition with toning and minor imperfections. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frames: 18 3/4 by 14 1/2; Visible Image: 13 5/16 by 9 1/16 inches