Original Illustration For Ermyntrude - Chapter 11 with Book:
Erte's original gouache painting on paper with book
Care: Dust with a dry clothThe iconic artwork of fashion connoisseur Erte (1892-1990) has defined glamour and elegance for nearly a century. Both stylistically modern and compositionally classic, Erte's work is revered around the world for its originality and thought provoking subject matter. Known as "The Father of Art Deco," Erte (1892-1990) and his immense talent have been recognized by art collectors through the ages. His clean lines and intricate designs are awe-inspiring. Lytton Strachey (1880-1932) was a British writer best known for his well-received biographies "Eminent Victorians" (1918) and "Queen Victoria" (1921). He was considered by some as a pioneer in his approach to writing and surrounded himself with the likes of E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes and Dora Carrington. This group of artists, writers and intellectuals became known as The Bloomsbury Group. Eminent artist and designer extraordinaire, Erte (1892-1990), was commissioned to illustrate the book which was published in 1969 by Anthony Blond, with an introduction by Strachey's biographer, Michael Holroyd. In 1913, biographer Lytton Strachey (1880-1932) wrote a series of amusing letters to a friend as a distraction from his more serious work. They were published posthumously in 1969 as the book "Ermyntrude and Esmeralda". ** Please note, the content of the story and several of Erte's illustrations are graphic in nature, and intended for adult readers only. ** The book totals 48 pages and is illustrated with 17 original artworks by Erte, including the cover.
Material: Serigraph on paper
Brand: Quality Art Auctions
Origin: United States