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This is an original 1928 color lithograph of a page illustration by the French book illustrator, Joseph Hémard (1880-1961), for the book Les Contes Drolatiques by Honore de Balzac (Éditions Crè_s, 1926). Please note the deckle edge on the bottom and right margins.
This 85+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage.
Period Paper is pleased to offer a series of the works of some of the most important French illustrators of the late 1920's and early 1930's. Published by Henry Babou, Paris, these limited editions contain some of the most beautiful graphic design and artwork that we have ever curated. A rare offering for those interested in Art Deco design, fine printing, and the work of many of the most collected and sought after artists during this era. Many of these prints have one or more untrimmed, or deckle edges, a style often associated with fine printing and high quality paper. This collection is Number 163 of 700 copies.
This piece was illustrated by HŽmard, Joseph. Artist signature in print - embedded in image.