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The more I study postcards, the more I appreciate how they preserve art and history. A Google image search and a Pinterest search found no sign of this mesmerizing work by Consuelo Fould entitled "Night Throws its Veils." While researching Ms. Fould's work, I discovered a museum in Paris dedicated to her and her sister! Musee Roybet Fould is now on my bucket list. Online photos don't show "Night" either, but perhaps a letter of inquiry is in order. When I see a black and white print of a Salon de Paris art work, I so want to know what it looked like originally in color, don't you? The joy, the teasing, the mystery of postcards!
Unused and typical antique postcard size of about 3.5 by 5.5 inches. I've included several photographs and I've tried to capture the exact tone (a dark black gray) which is near impossible. Our computer screens and color calibration are all different, but I guarantee that in hand you'll be pleased with this mythological beauty. The photos and scans do show the details clearly and the superb quality of the postcard. Hints of silvering at top and bottom edge. A couple of errant specks at top, but overall, in near mint antique condition. I can't say exactly the time frame as to when Salon de Paris art works were printed: the year before the show or perhaps even a couple of years after? But 1909, give or take a year, still makes this postcard more than a century old!
Due to the rarity of this card, insurance required.
NOTE: the second Salon de Paris art reproduction postcard as seen in the last photo is by her sister Georges and listed separately. Buy both and you'll get a discount! Details on my BUY MORE, Save More offer - savings up to $35 and even free shipping/insurance within the US/Canada - when you make multiple purchases are explained on my storefront Home Page.
Consuelo Fould (1862 – 1927) was a French painter born in Cologne, Germany; the daughter of the actress Josephine Wilhelmine Valérie Simonin, better known under her pseudonym Gustave Haller, and politician Gustave-Eugène Fould, of the Fould family of bankers. She was adopted along with her sister, the painter Georges Achille Fould, by the Romanian Prince George Stirbey.
She was a pupil of Antoine Vollon and Léon Comerre and exhibited at the Paris Salon. Consuelo Fould married the Marquis de Grasse.
Her painting "Will You Buy?" was included in the 1905 book "Women Painters of the World."
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Salon de Paris 1909 Night Throws its Veils by Consuelo Fould
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