SALE: Grandville Victorian Engraving 'Aubepine' 1847 from Les Fleurs Animees.SALE: Grandville Victorian Engraving 'Aubepine' 1847 from Les Fleurs Animees.

Here I offer another fine original engraving by renowned caricature artist JJ Grandville from his Les Fleurs Animees series published by Garnier Freres in 1847.

Entitled 'Aubepine' (Hawthorn) it depicts a worried Hawthorn lady, complete with the recognizable pink and white flowers and a necklace of red berries. She is clutching two of her young daughters to keep them safe from the animated secateurs and sneaky garden sheers as they go about their duty of pruning back her thorny branches.

Les Fleurs Animees were delightful drawings of flowers disguised as lovely maidens. Charmingly costumed in floral garlands and leaves. They were usually accompanied by small creatures from the animal kingdom, or, as in this case, by animated in-animate objects.

Measuring 10 1/2" x 7" the engraving is signed in the plate by both JJ Grandville and Ch. Geoffroy.

The colors are exquisite. This is an original hand colored engraving and NOT a modern reproduction and as such is in good Antique condition, with no tears or folds and just a few tiny age spots in the margin and some slight all-over age toning and a tiny nick in the lower right corner.

"This engraving stands as a beautiful and scarce example of Victorian caricature art" Claude Reyberat ~Catalogue Bibliographique et Biographique, Paris 1985.

Known by the pseudonym JJ Grandville, the French caricature artist was actually Jean Ignace Isador Gerrard (1803-1847). He first gained fame in 1828 with his Les Metamorphosis du Jour series of drawings depicting individuals with the bodies of men and the faces of animals, but his Les Fleurs Animees drawings were known to be his favourites.

Item ID: RP29


Insured SHIPPING with Tracking : $24

SALE: Grandville Victorian Engraving 'Aubepine' 1847 from Les Fleurs Animees.

$170 $75 USD SALE

Add to Cart
Questions about this item?
Email Shop

9 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List


Nouveau to Now


Cazzie
Beautiful Blue Mountains
NSW
Australia
  

USA SHIPPING: $24 (500gm): $32 (1 kilo): FREE Insurance to $400: $10 (most) Postcards.

Art Nouveau Postcards:French Lithos:Antique Jewelry:Vintage Silk Kimono:10% disc 4 repeat buyers:exc. New listed/Sale items

Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2010

Shipping & Handling:To Be Determined
Insurance:To Be Determined
Shipping to: USA
change
140 character limit

More from Nouveau to Now