Lot 384: Le Mois / Douze Compositions. 1896
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: EUGENE GRASSET (1841-1917) Size: Each: 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in./24.2 x 31.6 cm G. de Malherbe, Paris Printed for the Belle Jardinière department store's annual calendar, these images by Grasset depict a timeless and romantic vision of women tending to their gardens. A purely promotional item at the time of its printing, this series is a fabulous example of how to be broadly appealing to one's clientele: describing a feminine lifestyle characterized by nurturing growth, cultivation, elegant presentation, and harvesting the fruits of summer. This version was printed before the addition of the calendarium, and will come inside the original presentation portfolio.
Condition Report: A.
Dimensions: Each: 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in./24.2 x 31.6 cm
Artist or Maker: EUGENE GRASSET (1841-1917)