Naughty Brunelleschi French Engraving 'Regency Couple with Fan' 1950.
Issued in Paris in 1950 is this wonderful color Engraving by Art Deco Italian illustrator and costume designer for the Folies Bergere, Umberto Brunelleschi (1879-1949). It is one of four from the same series I am listing today. See also NN495, NN496 and NN497.
Entitled 'Regency Couple with Fan' it is a typically Art Deco interpretation of a Regency seduction. In wonderful pastel colors a Regency Beau in his shirt sleeves is paying court to a rather saucy maiden. He is carefully undoing her bows while she has removed her mask to expose her face (and has exposed her breasts as well) and she gazes triumphantly at her reflection in a hand mirror.
The work is nicely finished with a decorative framework and is blank verso.
Printed on quality stock paper it measures 7 3/4" x 10" full sheet and the illustration is 5" x 6 1/2".
With no marks or damage it is a fine Vintage Engraving by an iconic master.
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