This is an original 1929 hand-tinted color lithograph (comprising a black ink heliogravure base, lithograph color plates on top, and hand-embellished color accents) of an illustration by the French Art Deco illustrator, painter, and engraver, Pierre Brissaud (1885-1964) for the book L'Enfant a la Balustrade by René Boylesve (Le Livre, 1922). Please note the deckle edge on the bottom and right margins.
This 84+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. 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 437 of 700 copies.
This piece was illustrated by Brissaud, Pierre. Artist initials in print - bottom left of image.
Pierre Brissaud (1885-1964) was a native of Paris, France, where he received his formal art education at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, as well as at the Atelier Fernand Cormon in Montmartre. He was most recognized for his paintings, pochoir stencil prints, French art deco illustrations, and engravings. His works primarily centered on figures and genre subjects. BrissaudÕs artworks have been featured in Fortune magazine, House and Garden, the Gazette du Bon Ton and other publications including books. His art has been exhibited at the Salon des Artistes, the Chicago Art Institute and the Salon dÕAutomne.