It would be hard to find a more endearing risque print, with its adorable Art Deco lady wearing a dream silk slip (the kind that does not hold on you too well..) and pochoir-colored with the most exquisite pastels!
The piece is by Umberto Brunelleschi and is from 1947, so right after WWII when peace was back and one could look at the future with its rosy hues.
Umberto Brunelleschi (1879-1949) was a famous Italian artist living in Paris. You will find a fairly thorough article on him in the US Wikipedia.
He was a caricaturist for "Le Rire" magazine, together with other Italian artists of the Art Nouveau times, like Cappiello
(please check out my "Le Rire" cover with Cappiello's amazing portrait)
Apart from his work as an illustrator, Brunelleschi also created costumes for the Folies Bergeres and other French Music Halls, just like Erte!
Besides being post-WWII, the piece is also from the end of Brunilleschi's career, often a time of superior mastership with a touch of nostalgia, exactly the qualities displayed in this outstanding artwork!
MEASUREMENTS Length: 8 1/8". Width: 5 3/4". (20.5 cm) by (14.5 cm)
CONDITION: In very good condition with no damage.
Will be shipped "Registered" from Paris, including insurance and signature at delivery,
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