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SA714860

Louis Icart - Etching & Aquatint - 'lou Lou 1921'

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£695 | $969 USD | €810 EUR
Item Number: SA714860
Date of manufacture: 1920
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Marlborough Antiques & Interiors
This antique has been viewed 13 times in the past month with the most views from Canada.

Description

After Louis Icart an Etching and Aquatint, with touches of hand colouring 'Lou Lou', signed and numbered 191 in original art deco frame
Louis Icart was born in Toulouse, France. He began drawing at an early age. He was particularly interested in fashion, and became famous for his sketches almost immediately. He worked for major design studios at a time when fashion was undergoing a radical change-from the fussiness of the late nineteenth century to the simple, clingy lines of the early twentieth century. Icart fought in World War I. He relied on his art to stem his anguish, sketching on every available surface. It was not until his move to Paris in 1907 that Icart would concentrate on painting, drawing and the production of countless beautiful etchings, which have served (more than the other mediums) to indelibly preserve his name in twentieth century art history. When he returned from the front he made prints from those drawings. The prints, most of which were aquatints and drypoints, showed great skill. Because they were much in demand, Icart frequently made two editions (one European, the other American) to satisfy his public. These prints are considered rare today, and when they are in mint condition they fetch high prices at auction.His etchings reached their height of brilliance in this era of Art Deco, and Icart had become the symbol of the epoch. Yet, although Icart has created for us a picture of Paris and New York life in the 1920s and 1930s, he worked in his own style, derived principally from the study of eighteenth-century French masters such as Jean Antoine Watteau, François Boucher and Jean Honoré Fragonard.
We are showing high quality antiques and decorative items in a showroom at the renowned Great Grooms Antique Centre, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0EP as well as two warehouses in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. Within easy reach of M4 (Junction 14) and with a mainline station and good private car parking facilities at Great Grooms as well as at the warehouses. We display the widest variety of antiques at all price levels, including paintings, furniture, fireside pieces, presents and other decorative interior items. Not all our items are at Great Grooms Antique Centre so please call or email from our Contact page to avoid disappointment.
We are very happy to discuss with clients their needs and to provide a sourcing service. We can advise on the acquisition of pieces in all areas of the fine and decorative arts, assisting clients in their search for individual pieces or for a particular item. We also provide a full interior design service and can source and acquire all the relevant items on your behalf. If you have queries regarding this or any intended purchase please contact us. All items can be delivered either by postal service or by trusted and fully insured couriers; we use both for the UK market and for overseas delivery. Please inquire by email or phone to obtain a quote for delivery options. Items are described as Excellent - A1 Condition no faults, Very Good - very good condition with only very minor cosmetic issues if atall and consistent with age, Good - in good overall condition with some ageing, marks and wear consistent with age.



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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1920.


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Marlborough Antiques & Interiors
Great Grooms
1 Charnham Street
Hungerford
West Berkshire
RG17 0EP
United Kingdom
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