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Directly from a high quality Paris estate collection. Great French etching by Louis Icart ( 1888-1950). " Fresh to the Market" Drypoint etching and aquatint. With Full Original margins. Signed lower right " Louis Icart", titled and dated in below middle " symphonie en bleue" ( symphony in blue), dated 1936, and marked "EA" lower left in pencil by the artist. So this is an " epreuve artiste", an "artist proof", this means there is only one of this etching in this state and colours!!! Superb colours and composition. Great state, not faded, is brighter from colours in the real ( jpg's are too dark). Provenance: " art gallery Hauswedell and Nolte" in Germany. ( with provenance label on the back of the frame) This is an Original 1936 etching made by Louis Icart, not a later etching made after his death! ( Reference: Figure 261 in "Louis Icart: The complete etchings" published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., PA)
Ready to hang. Museum quality.
Louis Icart was born in Toulouse, France, the first son of Jean and Elisabeth Icart. The culturally rich city of Toulouse was home to many prominent artists and writers, and proved to be a source of inspiration and encouragement for the artist. Though his education was at first geared toward banking (his father's profession), he soon discovered the plays of Victor Hugo, which he studied endlessly; this discovery of theater would prove to be what sparked his love of the arts. In 1907 Icart moved to Paris, on the dwindling but still shining end of Le Belle Epoque and on the burning heels of Picasso's hotly contested Cubist revolution. Here he began his studies in painting, drawing, and printmaking. By the early 1920s, when Art Deco had taken hold of the Paris scene, Icart's images of women-glamorous, sensuous, and often imbued with a sense of humor- reached their height of brilliance and tapped the market of the immensely popular image of female youth. Yet, while his images captured this modern fervor, they also retained the classical line and form of the eighteenth-century masters he'd studied, such as Jean Antoine Watteau, Francois Boucher, and Jean Honore Fragonard, as well as echoing the age of Impressionism. In fact, Icart lived outside the fashionable artistic movements of the time and was not completely sympathetic to contemporary art. He did not embrace the saturated market of fashion-plate, emotionless figures in fine clothing, but began to turn toward the coquettish, playful, expressive muse in waifish, clinging drapery. Despite his hesitations, his work surged in popularity at the end of the twenties, in Europe and to even greater acclaim in America.
Louis Icart is listed in all major art references, as the Benezit, Thieme Becker, Scheen, Davenports,... His etchings sell for many of thousands US$ worldwide. Similar etchings sell for far over 2,500 US$...
As found in the estate, perfect state. Nice matching frame.. Ready to hang.
Please admire the high quality of this superb and rare etching..
We sell this etching for a very reasonable price, as this etching has high potential.
Dimensions: sheet : 25.7" x 21.4" ( 65.3 x 54.3cm), frame 32.3" x 26" ( 82 x 66cm)
Sold with full coa description and estimation value of 7,000 US$, made by us as official registered art appraisers.
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A great investment at a quite low price, will be sold to the first serious offer!
Has to leave quickly, will be sold quite fast at this price. Low asking price for fast sale.
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Superb original 1936 etching by Louis Icart ( 1888-1950). Signed, titled, dated, artist proof, " symphonie en bleue". Superb state! Highly valuable!
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