VICTOR PROUVE – “PORTRAIT DE MARIE PROUVE”

“PORTRAIT DE MARIE PROUVE”
Etching and aquatint

43.5 x 29 cm.
59 x 46 cm. (with the frame)

Exhibition
Victor Prouvé 1858-1945, musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, 17 May-21 September 2008, ill. p. 156, n. 50 in the exhibition catalogue
Victor Prouvé, le Maître de l’art Nouveau à Issy, Musée Français de la carte à jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 11 May-14 August 2022

VICTOR PROUVE – “PORTRAIT DE MLLE PAUL”, 1891

“PORTRAIT DE MLLE PAUL”, 1891
Pastel on wood panel
Signed and dated 1891
The frame in “bois de Sainte-Lucie” (prunus mahaleb)
With the frame: 193 x 135 cm.

Exhibition
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1892, n. 1331

Bibliography
Chantal Humbert, Les Arts Décoratifs en Lorraine de la fin du XVIIème siècle à l’ère industrielle,
les éditions de l’amateur
, ill. p. 136

MANUEL ORAZI – LA MAISON MODERNE – RARE LITHOGRAPH “FEMME AUX ORCHIDEES”, CIRCA 1902-1904

RARE LITHOGRAPH “FEMME AUX ORCHIDEES”, CIRCA 1902-1904
Colour lithograph
Signed, with the artist’s circular seal adapted from a Japanese motif
46 x 61.5 cm.

Bibliography
Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau: The French Aesthetic, Andreas Papadakis Publisher, London, 2002, ill. p. 197-198

Manuel Orazi designed important Art Nouveau posters for La Maison Moderne, as well as for Sarah Bernhardt, the 1900 Exposition Universelle, Loïe Fuller, and the Palais de la Danse. His works in oils, gouache and watercolours were exhibited
at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts from 1897. He also supplied illustrations for periodicals and for books. As the principal artist working for La Maison Moderne, besides a poster, he created objets d’art and jewellery

PINKNEY MARCIUS-SIMONS – “L’APPARITION DU GRAAL A PERCEVAL”

“L’APPARITION DU GRAAL A PERCEVAL”
Oil on panel
Signed
72 x 67 cm.

This painting depicts the moment in Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal when “The light radiates,
the Graal sets itself ablaze and a dove comes down from the dome above Parsifal.
He refuses to kiss Kundry whom remorseful falls and dies”.

GEORGES ROCHEGROSSE – “DREAMS”, BEFORE 1910

“DREAMS”, BEFORE 1910
Watercolour and indian ink on paper
Signed
34.5 x 23.5 cm.

This is the watercolour that was used to illustrate Charles Baudelaire’s famous book Les Fleurs du Mal by Rochegrosse
It represents the poet Baudelaire and his inspiration

GUSTAV ADOLF MOSSA – “SUZANNE ET LES VIEILLARDS” TRIPTYCH, 1906

“SUZANNE ET LES VIEILLARDS” TRIPTYCH, 1906
Watercolor, ink, gouache and pencil on paper
Signed, inscribed and dated lower center: GUSTAV ADOLF MOSSA NICIENSIS PINXIT MCMVI and titled below the central panel SUZANNE ET LES VIEILLARDS
36.7 x 56 cm.

Exhibition
Exposition d’œuvres d’Alexis et de Gustav Adolf Mossa, L’Artistique, Nice, 1909, n. 92
Exposition d’œuvres de G.A. Mossa, Galerie George Petit, Paris, 1911, n. 21
Gustave-Adolphe Mossa. Niciensis Pinxit, Musée des Beaux-Arts Jules Chéret, France, 29 January – 15 May 2022

Bibliography
Un Domino, Le Gaulois, Echos de partout, 5 April 1911
Léon Riotor, Le Radical, Echos, 11 April 1911
Gustav Adolf Mossa, catalogue raisonné des œuvres “symbolistes”, Somogy éditions d’art, 2010, n. A154, ill. p. 221