Erté

Gouache and Ink Drawings

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ERTÉ (1892-1990)

THREE COSTUME DESIGNS FOR “VENISE AU XVIII SIECLE” AT FOLIES BERGÈRE: DEUXIEME SEIGNEUR, NO. 21 (PROLOGUE); TROISIEME SEIGNEUR, NO. 22 (PROLOGUE); QUATRIÈME SEIGNEUR, NO. 23 (PROLOGUE), AUGUST 29, 1919

Three gouache and ink drawings with traces of pencil on paper; each signed “Erte” in pen and ink lower right, each titled, numbered and dated “29 aout 1919” by the artist in pen and ink verso
Sheets, each 12.8 x 8.4 in — 32.5 x 21.3 cm


December 06, 2018

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $5,100

 

The Russian-born French artist and designer was known by the pseudonym Erté, from the French pronunciation of his initials.

His lavish Art Deco creations enjoyed a wide range of applications – from fashion and magazine design, to sets and costumes for theatre, opera and film.

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