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Henri (1858) Boulanger Sold at Auction Prices

b. 1858 - d. 1924

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      • Bal de la Grenouillère.
        Mar. 03, 2024

        Bal de la Grenouillère.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 23 7/8 x 31 7/8 in./60.6 x 81 cm PRINTER: Lith. V. Palyart & Fils, Paris DESCRIPTION: As is his custom, Gray uses feminine allure to get patrons to frequent this establishment; once they’re hooked, they also peruse the information at lower right, which tells them which train to take and what stop to get off at—as well as the last train they can catch back to town. Remember those days, before the accessibility of Google Maps in our pockets? Rare! (Art Nouveau; Dance)

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      • Gladiator. ca. 1903.
        Mar. 03, 2024

        Gladiator. ca. 1903.

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 61 1/4 x 45 1/2 in./155.6 x 115.5 cm PRINTER: Imp. E. Bougard, Paris DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1891 by Alexandre Darracq, Gladiator—along with Humber—was purchased by Clément in 1896, forming one of the largest bicycle conglomerates in France. Around 1902, it released its first automobile, the results of which are on display in this Ben-Hur themed poster. (Art Nouveau; Automobiles)

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      • La Boucle. ca. 1895.
        Nov. 12, 2023

        La Boucle. ca. 1895.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 14 1/4 x 22 3/8 in./36.2 x 57 cm PRINTER: Delattre & Juliot, Paris DESCRIPTION: Decked out in evening attire, these glamorous patrons are waiting to experience one of the first loop-the-loop roller coasters in Paris. Also on offer is a buffet and a 40-piece orchestra. This is the smaller format of the poster. (Art Nouveau)

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      • H. Gray Henri Boulanger Automobiles et Cycles Georges Richard - Paris
        Nov. 07, 2023

        H. Gray Henri Boulanger Automobiles et Cycles Georges Richard - Paris

        Est: €300 - €600

        Affisso litografico, 1900 ca. Impresso da Affiches Cappiello, Paris-Torino. Cm 120,7 x 183,5. Telato. Qualità B

        Cambi Casa d'Aste
      • Train-Scotte. ca. 1897.
        Mar. 26, 2023

        Train-Scotte. ca. 1897.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 37 x 51 1/2 in./94 x 131 cm PRINTER: Imp. Courmont Frères, Paris DESCRIPTION: The “Train-Scotte” was the first non-rail train—a service somewhere in between today’s trolley and bus systems. Here, Gray shows a curious crowd gazing toward one of the vehicles; its various routes and uses are noted in the lower register. (Art Nouveau; Travel; Railway)

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      • GRAY, H. (Henri Boulanger, 1858—1924). Grand Bazar des Hall...
        Mar. 16, 2023

        GRAY, H. (Henri Boulanger, 1858—1924). Grand Bazar des Hall...

        Est: $300 - $500

        GRAY, H. (Henri Boulanger, 1858—1924). Grand Bazar des Halles et des Postes. Paris: Courmont Freres, 1890s. Color stone lithograph poster advertising the exhibition, and depicting two boys dressed as soldiers surrounded by toys. 50 ¼ x 36 ¼”. Framed and glazed with Plexiglas. See also previous lot.

        Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
      • GRAY, H. (Henri Boulanger, 1858—1924). Nouveau Dessert Exqu...
        Mar. 16, 2023

        GRAY, H. (Henri Boulanger, 1858—1924). Nouveau Dessert Exqu...

        Est: $300 - $500

        GRAY, H. (Henri Boulanger, 1858—1924). Nouveau Dessert Exquis Guillout. Paris: Courmont Freres, 1890s. Color stone lithograph advertising poster depicting a boy dressed as a soldier kissing his playmate’s cheek. 50 ¼ x 36 ¼”. Framed and glazed with Plexiglas. See also next lot.

        Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
      • Henri Gray (1858-1924).
        Nov. 16, 2022

        Henri Gray (1858-1924).

        Est: €150 - €200

        Hurtu. Dimensions : 154 x 116 cm. Affiche couleur. Impression E.Bougard, Paris. Condition : Pliure et jaunissement.

        Galerie Moderne
      • Poster by H. Gray - Boulogne s. Mer Casino Golf-Fete des Fleurs Courses de Cheveaux
        Jul. 16, 2022

        Poster by H. Gray - Boulogne s. Mer Casino Golf-Fete des Fleurs Courses de Cheveaux

        Est: €680 - €1,100

        Boulogne s. Mer Casino Golf-Fete des Fleurs Courses de Cheveaux - 73x103,5, ca. 1900, on linen by H. Gray (ps. Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924)

        Van Sabben Auctions
      • Riz Abadie. 1898.
        Mar. 20, 2022

        Riz Abadie. 1898.

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 39 1/4 x 55 1/8 in./99.8 x 140 cm PRINTER: Imp. Courmont Frères, Paris DESCRIPTION: In the Belle Époque, it was rare enough for a young woman to smoke, let alone roll her own, which is why cigarette paper companies of the period subtly encouraged women to take up the habit. This is one of Gray’s finest posters, with a wealth of decorative detail not usually found in his images. And although the central medallion recalls Mucha, Gray poses his model far more seductively than Mucha’s famous poster for Job cigarette papers done the same year. A prolific caricaturist and illustrator who worked for a half-dozen Paris periodicals, Gray also designed posters for music halls and other clients using several different styles. (Art Nouveau; Tobacco)

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      • Cycles Sirius. 1899.
        Nov. 14, 2021

        Cycles Sirius. 1899.

        Est: $4,000 - $5,000

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 39 1/4 x 54 5/8 in./99.7 x 138.7 cm PRINTER: Imp. Courmont Frères, Paris DESCRIPTION: “If any artist could rival Pal when it came to exploring female anatomy in posters, it was multi-talented Gray. A graphic journeyman, he could readily adapt his style to the requirements of different clients with startlingly impressive results. Here, probably (if not unconsciously) somewhat under Pal’s influence, he creates an unabashed rider soaring on her cycle to its namesake—the brightest star in the heavens” (Gold, p. 50). (Art Nouveau; Bicycles)

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      • Poster by H. Gray - Chemins de Fer du Nord et de L'Ouest Le Tréport Mers Grand Casino Belle Plage
        Jul. 17, 2021

        Poster by H. Gray - Chemins de Fer du Nord et de L'Ouest Le Tréport Mers Grand Casino Belle Plage

        Est: €650 - €1,100

        Chemins de Fer du Nord et de L'Ouest Le Tréport Mers Grand Casino Belle Plage - 92,5x131, 1905, on linen by H. Gray (ps. Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924)

        Van Sabben Auctions
      • Poster by H. Gray - Chemins de fer de l'ouest Trouville Casino
        Jul. 17, 2021

        Poster by H. Gray - Chemins de fer de l'ouest Trouville Casino

        Est: €700 - €1,250

        Chemins de fer de l'ouest Trouville Casino - 127x185, 1900, 2-sheet on linen by H. Gray (ps. Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924)

        Van Sabben Auctions
      • Henri Gray (1858-1924)
        Jun. 20, 2021

        Henri Gray (1858-1924)

        Est: €200 - €300

        Henri Gray (1858-1924) Boulogne sur Mer, 1898. Kleurenlitho gefixeerd op linnen, niet gesigneerd - scheurtjes m.r., enkele vlekjes, scheurtjes en aanvullingen in de marge (B). 141 x 97 cm

        Veilinghuis Onder de Boompjes
      • Henri Gray (1858-1924)
        Jun. 20, 2021

        Henri Gray (1858-1924)

        Est: €200 - €300

        Henri Gray (1858-1924) Paris à Londres traversée maritime le Nord, 1898. Kleurenlitho gefixeerd op linnen, r.o. gesigneerd - verkleurd, divderse scheuren langs vouwlijnen (C). 103 x 71 cm

        Veilinghuis Onder de Boompjes
      • Henri Gray (1858-1924)
        Jun. 20, 2021

        Henri Gray (1858-1924)

        Est: €400 - €600

        Henri Gray (1858-1924) Trouville, à 4 hrs de Paris. Kleurenlitho gefixeerd op linnen - in 2 delen gedrukt - diverse defecten langs marge en vouwlijnen, afgesneden (B). 184 x 128 cm

        Veilinghuis Onder de Boompjes
      • Henri Gray (1858-1924)
        Jun. 20, 2021

        Henri Gray (1858-1924)

        Est: €300 - €500

        Henri Gray (1858-1924) Dinant s.Meuse (Belgique), Casino, ca. 1890. Kleurenlitho gefixeerd op linnen, r.o. gesigneerd - rechts scheurtje in de marge en scheurtje m.o. (B).   106 x 70 cm

        Veilinghuis Onder de Boompjes
      • Casino Marie-Christine. ca. 1895.
        Nov. 15, 2020

        Casino Marie-Christine. ca. 1895.

        Est: $1,400 - $1,700

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 39 1/2 x 55 in./100.5 x 139.7 cm PRINTER: Affiches Camis, Paris DESCRIPTION: Gray appears to have indulged in a moment of pure fantasy when he dressed this lady in what appears to be a negligée. Only two decades before, female beach-goers were expected to wear full-length wool gowns that covered them from wrist to ankle. In the late 19th century, French swimsuits still came to the knee, and changing clothes was commonly done in the privacy of a bathing machine. So this provocative lady would appear to be a historical outlier—but she certainly would have turned heads and caught the attention of passersby. The Casino Marie-Christine, named after the princess of the two Sicilies (1806-1878), was built in 1882 in Le Havre; it was replaced by a luxury building in 1960. (Art Nouveau; Travel)

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      • Cycles Sirius. 1899.
        Nov. 15, 2020

        Cycles Sirius. 1899.

        Est: $4,000 - $5,000

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 38 1/8 x 54 5/8 in./97 x 138.7 cm PRINTER: Imp. Courmont Frères, Paris DESCRIPTION: “If any artist could rival Pal when it came to exploring female anatomy in posters, it was multi-talented Gray. A graphic journeyman, he could readily adapt his style to the requirements of different clients with startlingly impressive results. Here, probably (if not unconsciously) somewhat under Pal’s influence, he creates an unabashed rider soaring on her cycle to its namesake—the brightest star in the heavens” (Gold, p. 50). (Art Nouveau; Bicycles)

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      • H. GRAY (HENRI BOULANGER, 1858-1924) & CHARLES BRUN (1825-1908). CYCLES BUFFALO. Circa 1902. 53x38 inches, 136x96 cm. Courmont Fréres,
        Aug. 27, 2020

        H. GRAY (HENRI BOULANGER, 1858-1924) & CHARLES BRUN (1825-1908). CYCLES BUFFALO. Circa 1902. 53x38 inches, 136x96 cm. Courmont Fréres,

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        H. GRAY (HENRI BOULANGER, 1858-1924) & CHARLES BRUN (1825-1908) CYCLES BUFFALO. Circa 1902. 53 3/4x38 inches, 136 1/2x96 1/2 cm. Courmont Fréres, Paris. Condition B: replaced losses, repaired tears, creases and overpainting in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds. Gold 73.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • H. GRAY (HENRI BOULANGER, 1858-1924). CIRQUE D'ÉTÉ. Circa 1895. 50x35 inches, 128x90 cm. V. Palyart & Fils, Paris.
        Aug. 27, 2020

        H. GRAY (HENRI BOULANGER, 1858-1924). CIRQUE D'ÉTÉ. Circa 1895. 50x35 inches, 128x90 cm. V. Palyart & Fils, Paris.

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        H. GRAY (HENRI BOULANGER, 1858-1924) CIRQUE D'ÉTÉ. Circa 1895. 50 1/2x35 3/4 inches, 128 1/4x90 3/4 cm. V. Palyart & Fils, Paris. Condition B+: repaired tears, creases and repaired pin holes in margins; creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds; museum ink stamp in lower right corner.

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      • Royal-Eclair. ca. 1900.
        Jul. 21, 2020

        Royal-Eclair. ca. 1900.

        Est: $1,700 - $2,000

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 57 5/8 x 55 in./146.2 x 139.6 cm PRINTER: Imp. Courmont Frères, Paris DESCRIPTION: While most poster artists of the Belle Époque tried to freeze a moment in a frame, H. Gray loved playing with narrative. Throughout the 1890s, his posters for Rudge-Whitworth Cycles told a tale of female empowerment. Here, Gray is obviously inspired by silent film and the outsized theatrical gestures typical of the form. The result is fantastic: our great actress performs "gut health" stimulated by Royal-Eclair, "the sole electrified" apéritif available in all cafés. The warm painterly shades of the backdrops, in particular, will make your insides all warm and nice. This is a two-sheet poster. (Art Nouveau; Alcohol)

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      • Pétrole Stella. 1897.
        Jul. 21, 2020

        Pétrole Stella. 1897.

        Est: $4,000 - $5,000

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 39 1/8 x 51 1/8 in./99.3 x 130 cm PRINTER: Imp. Courmont Frères, Paris DESCRIPTION: Gray's impressive design may at first belie the mundanity of the product being advertised. Winged nymphs swoop in to admire the light cast by Stella lamp oil—only to be blinded by its brilliance. (Art Nouveau)

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      • Théâtre de l'Opéra / 3e Bal Masqué. 1899.
        Jul. 21, 2020

        Théâtre de l'Opéra / 3e Bal Masqué. 1899.

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 37 3/8 x 49 5/8 in./95 x 126 cm PRINTER: Affiches Camis, Paris DESCRIPTION: Masked balls had been held at the old Paris Opera House since the 1850s. By the end of the 19th century, up to four "grands bals masqués" per season (January to March) were held at the (new) Théâtre de l'Opéra. Gray created several designs for the events; here he presents a different perspective of the grand foyer of the Opera Garnier; a delightful Joker waves the wand for the third Bal Masqué of 1899. (Art Nouveau; Dance; Theatre)

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      • Théâtre de l'Opéra / 1er Grand Bal Masqué. 1898.
        Feb. 23, 2020

        Théâtre de l'Opéra / 1er Grand Bal Masqué. 1898.

        Est: $1,700 - $2,000

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 36 3/8 x 50 1/4 in./92.4 x 127.7 cm PRINTER: Imp. Courmont Frères, Paris DESCRIPTION: Oh my! If ever there was something that could top the magnificence and opulence of the Opéra Garnier, it was surely the Grand Bal Masqué at the Opéra Garnier, held once a month from January to March. This one, the first of the 1898 season, was to celebrate the inauguration of the Grand Cascade at the Bois de Boulogne, a tremendous, romantic waterfall in the middle of the park. Streamers fly from the box seats and an enormous backdrop of the cataract floods out to a sea of gowns and top hats. (Art Nouveau; Dance)

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      • RARE Original 1900s Trouville Travel Poster HENRI GRAY
        Nov. 16, 2019

        RARE Original 1900s Trouville Travel Poster HENRI GRAY

        Est: $700 - $1,200

        Artist: Gray, Henri (Boulanger) 1858 - 1924. Trouville. Technique: Lithographca. 1900. Size: 38.5 x 29.5 in. (98 x 75 cm). Printer: Lemercier, Paris. Condition Details: (B+/A-) on linen, small retouched tears and tiny losses at the edges, minor staining/foxing at the top left. Estimate: $1200. Reserve / Starting Price: $700.

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • Retour de Jérusalem. ca. 1903.
        Oct. 27, 2019

        Retour de Jérusalem. ca. 1903.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 51 5/8 x 39 in./131 x 99 cm PRINTER: Imp. Delattre & Juliot, Paris DESCRIPTION: In ominous shades of slate and dark blue, Gray depicts a scene from Maurice Donnay's 1903 play, The Return from Jerusalem. "Maurice Donnay collaborated on the Annales de la Patrie française and caused a sensation on the boulevards with an anti-Semitic play, Retour de Jérusalem. Donnay began his career, as we have seen, at the Chat Noir, descended to the boulevards where he made a reputation as an author of light comedies and ended an honored member of the Académie française. Nationalists from Lemaître to Simone de Beauvoir's father adored Donnay plays, perhaps because the typical Donnay hero—an aging boulevardier, debonair, experienced, gray at the temples but still handsome—represented a flattering portrait of themselves" (The Politics of Resentment, p. 449). Below the Christ figure here, the text reads: "On seeing this lamentable flock of my persecuted and hunted coreligionists, I swore to myself to avenge those of my race." (Art Nouveau; Theatre; Jewish Interest)

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      • Concert Européen / Biot-Graphe Revue. ca. 1895.
        Oct. 27, 2019

        Concert Européen / Biot-Graphe Revue. ca. 1895.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 16 1/8 x 24 in./41 x 61 cm PRINTER: Imp. Courmont Frères, Paris DESCRIPTION: The buxom flower-seller is desperate; even as a prospective customer climbs a ladder to escape her sales pitch, the landlord is bearing down upon her with an eviction notice. While little is known regarding the plot of the Biot-Graphe Revue by Tomy and Telloc, theatre critics at the time raved about the production, one going so far as to dub it the greatest show of the year. (Art Nouveau; Theatre)

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      • Alcazar. 1900.
        Oct. 27, 2019

        Alcazar. 1900.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 36 1/2 x 48 5/8 in./92.7 x 123.5 cm PRINTER: Affiches Camis, Paris DESCRIPTION: Though the scene presented here was also used in Gray's more famous promotion for Théâtre de l'Opéra (see PAI-LXXVIII, 301), this poster advertises a masked ball at the Alcazar. The café-concert later known as Alcazar d'Hiver thrived from 1858-1902 on the Rue du Faubourg-Poissonnière. (Art Nouveau; Dance)

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      • Pétrole Stella. 1897.
        Oct. 27, 2019

        Pétrole Stella. 1897.

        Est: $4,000 - $5,000

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 38 3/8 x 49 5/8 in./97.3 x 126.6 cm PRINTER: Imp. Courmont Frères, Paris DESCRIPTION: Gray's impressive design may at first belie the mundanity of the product being advertised. Winged nymphs swoop in to admire the light cast by Stella lamp oil—only to be blinded by its brilliance. (Art Nouveau)

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      • Cycles Buffalo. ca. 1902.
        Oct. 27, 2019

        Cycles Buffalo. ca. 1902.

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) & CHARLES BRUN (1825-1908) SIZE: 38 1/2 x 55 in./97.8 x 140 cm PRINTER: Imp. Courmont Frères, Paris DESCRIPTION: This beastly buffalo is no match for his namesake bicycle brand—and, unfortunately for him, this cowgirl is hot on his heels thanks to her speedy two-wheeled transport. It's a particularly dramatic design from the collaborative team of Gray and Brun. (Art Nouveau; Bicycles; Animals)

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      • Henri Boulanger, Vintage French Poster
        Jun. 30, 2019

        Henri Boulanger, Vintage French Poster

        Est: $400 - $600

        Vintage French poster 'Cycles', Georges Richard, H. Gray, Henri Boulanger, 45 3/4" x 61 1/2". Provenance: Florida estate.

        Kaminski Auctions
      • Théâtre de l'Opéra / 1er Grand Bal Masqué. 1898.
        Jun. 23, 2019

        Théâtre de l'Opéra / 1er Grand Bal Masqué. 1898.

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 36 3/8 x 50 1/4 in./92.4 x 127.7 cm PRINTER: Imp. Courmont Frères, Paris DESCRIPTION: Oh my! If ever there was something that could top the magnificence and opulence of the Òpera Garnier, it was surely the Grand Bal Masqué at the Òpera Garnier, held once a month from January to March. This one, the first of the 1898 season, was to celebrate the inauguration of the Grand Cascade at the Bois de Boulogne, a tremendous, romantic waterfall in the middle of the park. Streamers fly from the box seats and an enormous backdrop of the cataract floods out to a sea of gowns and top hats. (Art Nouveau; Dance)

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      • Henri Boulanger Gray (French, 1858 - 1924)
        Apr. 27, 2019

        Henri Boulanger Gray (French, 1858 - 1924)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,200

        Theatre de l'Opera Bal Masque (Masked ball) Lithograph, Signed H. Gray in plate. Frame size, 58 1/2 x 44 inches. French postal mark. Notice to bidders: Condition reports and additional photographs are provided by request as a courtesy to our clients, as such any condition report is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free of defects, imperfections, restoration, wear and tear, or the effects of aging. Capo Auction shall have no responsibility for any error or omission, additionally all lots are sold 'As Is' and in accordance with the conditions of sale.

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      • Henri Boulanger Gray (French, 1858 - 1924)
        Mar. 23, 2019

        Henri Boulanger Gray (French, 1858 - 1924)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,200

        Theatre de l'Opera Bal Masque (Masked ball) Lithograph, Signed H. Gray in plate. Frame size, 58 1/2 x 44 inches. French postal mark. Notice to bidders: Condition reports and additional photographs are provided by request as a courtesy to our clients, as such any condition report is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free of defects, imperfections, restoration, wear and tear, or the effects of aging. Capo Auction shall have no responsibility for any error or omission, additionally all lots are sold 'As Is' and in accordance with the conditions of sale.

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      • Henri Boulanger Gray (French, 1858-1924)
        Mar. 23, 2019

        Henri Boulanger Gray (French, 1858-1924)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,200

        Theatre de l'Opera, Bal Masque (Masked ball) Lithograph on paper, 1899. Signed in plate. Frame size, 55 x 43 inches. Notice to bidders: Condition reports and additional photographs are provided by request as a courtesy to our clients, as such any condition report is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free of defects, imperfections, restoration, wear and tear, or the effects of aging. Capo Auction shall have no responsibility for any error or omission, additionally all lots are sold 'As Is' and in accordance with the conditions of sale.

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      • Concert Européen. ca. 1895.
        Feb. 24, 2019

        Concert Européen. ca. 1895.

        Est: $1,400 - $1,700

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 16 1/8 x 24 in./41 x 61 cm PRINTER: Imp. Courmont Freres, Paris DESCRIPTION: The buxom flower-seller is desperate; even as a prospective customer climbs a ladder to escape her sales pitch, the landlord is bearing down upon her with an eviction notice. While little is known regarding the plot of the Biot-Graphe Revue by Tomy and Telloc, theatre critics at the time raved about the production, one going so far as to dub it the greatest show of the year. (Art Nouveau; Music; Theatre)

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      • Royal-Eclair. ca. 1900.
        Feb. 24, 2019

        Royal-Eclair. ca. 1900.

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 57 5/8 x 55 in./146.2 x 139.6 cm PRINTER: Imp. Courmont Freres, Paris DESCRIPTION: While most poster artists of the Belle Époque tried to freeze a moment in a frame, H. Gray loved playing with narrative. Throughout the 1890s, his posters for Rudge-Whitworth Cycles told a tale of female empowerment. Here, Gray is obviously inspired by silent film, and the outsized theatrical gestures typical of the form. The result is fantastic: our great actress performs "gut health" stimulated by Royal-Eclair, "the sole electrified" aperitif (what?) in all cafés. The warm painterly shades of the backdrops, in particular, will make your insides all warm and nice. This is a two-sheet poster. (Art Nouveau; Alcohol)

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      • Salon du Cycle. 1894.
        Feb. 24, 2019

        Salon du Cycle. 1894.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 17 x 25 in./43 x 63.5 cm PRINTER: Imp. Herold, Paris DESCRIPTION: Off she goes to the cycle show: our leading lady glances behind her as if to say, "Well, aren't you coming?" She is ready to ride, and dressed for the job: her elegant bonnet veil will help protect against sun and dirt while she zooms along, and her kitten heels are just the right height to guarantee swift pedaling—while still looking chic. Gray's advertisement for the 1894 cycle show is a simple and elegant invitation to see all the newest and greatest velocipedes in town. (Bicycles; By Air, Land, or Sea; Art Nouveau)

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      • Riz Abadie. 1898.
        Oct. 28, 2018

        Riz Abadie. 1898.

        Est: $3,500 - $4,000

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 38 1/4 x 55 3/8 in./97.2 x 140.7 cm PRINTER: Imp. Courmont Frères, Paris DESCRIPTION: In the Belle Époque, it was rare enough for a young woman to smoke, let alone roll her own, which is why cigarette paper companies of the period subtly encouraged women to take up the habit. This is one of Gray’s finest posters, with a wealth of decorative detail not usually found in his images. And although the central medallion recalls Mucha, Gray poses his model far more seductively than Mucha’s famous poster for Job cigarette papers (see Nos. BED-1, GB-11) done the same year. A prolific caricaturist and illustrator who worked for a half-dozen Paris periodicals, Gray also designed posters for music halls and other clients using several different styles. (Tobacco; Art Nouveau)

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      • Phébus. ca. 1898.
        Oct. 28, 2018

        Phébus. ca. 1898.

        Est: $4,000 - $5,000

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 39 x 55 1/4 in./99 x 140.5 cm PRINTER: Papiers-Monnaie, Paris DESCRIPTION: One of Gray’s most imaginative works, a Fin-de-Siécle angel is seen descending from heaven to grab a Phébus bicycle wheel. (Bicycle; Art Nouveau)

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      • Theatre de L'Opéra / 3e Bal Masque. 1899.
        Jun. 26, 2018

        Theatre de L'Opéra / 3e Bal Masque. 1899.

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        ARTIST: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) SIZE: 38 x 49 1/2 in./96.5 x 125.8 cm PRINTER: Affiches Camis, Paris DESCRIPTION: A year later, H. Gray presents another angle of the Opera Garnier, this time from the grand foyer: a delightful Joker waves the wand for the third Bal Masqué of 1899. (Event; Art Nouveau)

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      • Cirque d'Ete. ca. 1895.
        Feb. 25, 2018

        Cirque d'Ete. ca. 1895.

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        Artist: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) Size: 35 x 49 1/2 in./89 x 125.8 cm Affiche V. Palyart, Paris This bareback rider evidently tried to imitate in the circus what Loïe Fuller was doing on stage: gauzy fabrics, colored lights, and hallucinatory spectacle. (Circus; Loïe Fuller; Dance; Animals)

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      • Bruxelles 1910. 1910.
        Oct. 22, 2017

        Bruxelles 1910. 1910.

        Est: $1,400 - $1,700

        Artist: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) Size: 28 3/8 x 41 1/4 in./72 x 104.8 cm Imp. C. Courmont, Paris A cavalryman blows the bugle to herald in the Brussels World's Fair of 1910. H. Gray's artistry is fully on display here with fine shadowing and detailing, right down to the alarmed expression the horse is giving as a bugle is blown directly in his ear. (Exhibition)

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      • Théâtre de L’Opéra / 1er Grand Bal Masqué. 1898.
        Oct. 22, 2017

        Théâtre de L’Opéra / 1er Grand Bal Masqué. 1898.

        Est: $2,500 - $3,000

        Artist: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) Size: 36 3/8 x 50 1/4 in./92.4 x 127.7 cm Imp Courmont Freres, Paris Oh my. If ever there were something that could top the magnificence and opulence of the Òpera Garnier, it was surely the Grand Bal Masque at the Òpera Garnier, held once a month from January to March. This one, the first of the season in 1898, was to celebrate the inauguration of the Grand Cascade at the Bois de Boulogne, a tremendous, romantic waterfall in the middle of the park. Streamers fly from the box seats and an enormous backdrop of the cataract floods out to a sea of gowns and top hats. (Event; Art Nouveau)

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      • Cirque d'Hiver.
        Oct. 22, 2017

        Cirque d'Hiver.

        Est: $1,700 - $2,000

        Artist: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) Size: 35 3/8 x 49 3/4 in./89.8 x 126.2 cm Affiche V. Palyart, Paris It appears the rapid competition in the light-spectacle Loïe Fuller game has taken another great leap forward. In the Summer, the dancer stood bareback upon the horse (RT-107); now, for the Winter Circus, the dancer has taken flight from the horse as a butterfly. An astonishing image that's hallucinatory and surreal. (Circus; Animals)

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      • Cycles Sirius.
        Oct. 22, 2017

        Cycles Sirius.

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        Artist: H. GRAY (Henri Boulanger, 1858-1924) Size: 43 x 59 3/8 in./109.3 x 151 cm Imp. Courmont, Freres, Paris A lesser-known ad for Cycles Sirius by H. Gray positions the bicycle manufacturer as fine artist: as the gentleman, in smock and cap, holds the cycle upright, a quartet of women arrives to admire the aesthetic composition of the sturdy construction. (Bicycle; Art Nouveau)

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      • Vintage Poster, Henri Boulanger
        Sep. 16, 2017

        Vintage Poster, Henri Boulanger

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        Henri Boulanger (French, 1858-1924) "Hurtu," circa 1895, vintage lithograph in colors, plate signed lower center, printed by E. Bougard, Paris, France, overall (with linen backing): 63.5"h x 48"w

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