January 26, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 57: ALBERT HERPIN (DATES UNKNOWN). MALO - LES - BAINS. 1898. 43x33 inches, 109x83 cm. L. Geisler, Paris.(44 views)
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ALBERT HERPIN (DATES UNKNOWN) MALO - LES - BAINS. 1898.
43x33 inches, 109 1/4x83 3/4 cm. L. Geisler, Paris.
Condition A- / B+: repaired tears, minor losses and creases along vertical and horizontal folds; minor creases in margins; wrinkles in image. Paper. Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
The natural swirls and patterns of Art Nouveau turned up frequently in all forms of advertising during the 1890s. Here, promoting a French seaside resort, the viewer is lured to the coast via a woman in a dress with undulating, wave-like ornamentation as well as a decorative border at the bottom of crabs and seaweed.