This sepia postcard of Georges Achille-Fould's "Newspaper Seller" is unused and hence, undated. The Salons de Paris are usually dated in the title but not in this case. However, I feel confident in saying this postcard is antique and all the more sure in telling you that it is one of her more rare works, hard to find. I'm a firm believer in the debt we owe to the postcard craze for preserving history and art! So many paintings we wouldn't know anything about except through postcards. And this one is so special. The lady is a beauty -- even with a newspaper hat on her head! I've included a couple of photos of this card to show its sepia tone and its superb quality. Virtually no surface wear. 3.5 by 5.5 inches. Slightest hints of wear on the edges, but overall, this card is near mint condition. I was so taken with this work of art that I created my own, a colorized digital collage. Your next order just might be wrapped in a greeting card of this design!
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A portrait of an actress painted by Georges was sold at auction in 2013 through Bonham's for $7500. Here is Bonham's "footnote": Georges Achille-Fould was a young woman artist who worked and exhibited since 1884 under a male pseudonym. Her mother, who married Prince Stribey, a Romanian aristocrat, was an art critic who signed her articles Gustave Haller. Mlle. Achille-Fould painted mostly figurative compositions, portraits, allegorical and historical subjects. One of her most known paintings is a portrait of Rosa Bonheur in her studio, amidst sketches and painting accessories. Blouin Art Sales Index lists four other works of Georges that have sold at auction. Georges' painting "Courtship" was included in the 1905 book "Women Painters of the World."
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