This is an original 1960s book plate by Erte. showing a delightful Art Deco lady at her desk, writing a love letter.
(please see my other Erte piece Rubylane # 3008pnt from the same provenance, as they perfectly mirror each other and make a wonderful pair)
This piece, and its mirror piece, very rarely surfaces and has the artist's qualities we all love: style, elegance, femininity and wit.
But it also has a "je ne sais quoi", different from the 1910s or 1920s Erte creations, which makes it really stand out in his work.
The piece is signed "Erte" visibly in the plate, and has text at the back.
The lady is writing from the countryside and we can see trees by her window. There is no traditional oil lamp like in the mirror piece, but a glass vase also from the early XXth Century, full of country flowers.
The lady writes with a goose feather and ink from an inkwell, like in the old days.
So we do not mistake the content of her writing, Erte has drawn 2 doves kissing. on the glass of the flower vase..
The scene is of course extremely decorative, but also fresh as a surprise in Erte's production.
Rare and precious!
CONDITION: In very good condition. No damage.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 9". Width: 7 1/2".
(23 cm) by (19 cm)
Will be shipped "Registered" from Paris, including online tracking (US, Canada, Europei insurance and signature at delivery.
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