This is a Louis Icart limited edition giclee titled “LES CHAPEAU” (year of original -1920’s).
This piece is facsimile signed on the lower right which means it has a copy of Icart’s pencil signature.
Publisher: Edward Weston. Pencil numbered from an edition of 999. This piece bears an official Louis Icart registered edition blindstamp.
Image measures approximately 21″ x 16″. Made on thick quality archival paper. Comes unframed. Comes with a certificate.
Louis Icart was born in Toulouse, France. He began drawing at an early age. He was particularly interested in fashion, and became famous for his sketches almost immediately. He worked for major design studios at a time when fashion was undergoing a radical change-from the fussiness of the late nineteenth century to the simple, clingy lines of the early twentieth century. Icart fought in World War I. He relied on his art to stem his anguish, sketching on every available surface. When he returned from the front he made prints from those drawings. The prints, most of which were aquatints and drypoints, showed great skill. Because they were much in demand, Icart frequently made two editions (one European, the other American) to satisfy his public. These prints are considered rare today, and when they are in mint condition they fetch high prices at auction.
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