From the Art Nouveau times, circa 1890s, a divine French lithograph signed "B.C" with its original hand watercolor, showing a tall, slender dancing couple, wearing Pierrot and Columbine costumes, looking at each other with enamored eyes.
2 adolescents, also dressed in matching Pierrot and Columbine costumes try to emulate them.
The scene is a symphony of black and white against a pale pink background with touches of gray.
The group composition is extraordinary, and the costumes just sumptuous!
Large ruffled collars, black satin caps, white gloves and elegant Louis XV shoes with small heels for everyone, corsets for the ladies.
Behind house plants one can discover more costumed characters watching them, while on the right is a large sofa with a heavy curtain.
This is the ultimate pastel Pierrot scene, just before the more gaudy Cabaret era, which will contrast vibrant oranges with black.
A small treasure of Art Nouveau poetry, to keep preciously, as I do not recall anything as beautiful as this, in years of browsing.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 9 3/8". Width: 8".
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CONDITION: In very good condition.
Light stains in the lower left corner. Also a small darker one in Pierrot's cap, Not very noticeable. No foxing.
Will be shipped Registered Airmail from Paris, (very safe!) including insurance and signature at delivery.
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