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PIERRE, Gustave.


Charbonnages Hensies Pommeroeul. 25 Anniversaire.1937. Album. Typographie de Louis Picon.
Paris: sur les presses de Paul Haasen, Ier Fevrier 1938.

LIMITED EDITION OF 14 COPIES. Vignette title, contents and colophon printed on paper-backed silk; additional pictorial title and 9 landscape format engraved illustrations, each printed on vellum and preserved in cardboard mounts, tissue guards with printed titles. Contained in a morocco bound portfolio by Jean Lambert of full black morocco, upper board doublure decorated in gilt with the circular symbol of "H P" and two hammers, head and shoulders vignette of a miner in gilt on upper cover, the boards and slipcase decorated with the company initials and name in an art deco design printed in bown, silver and gilt.. Overall dimensions 64 x 48 cm., engraved image 49 x 36 cm. Each print signed and with a "remarque" (tiny sketch) by the artist. Wonderful almost Soviet style images of the colliery and its miners, in a lavish presentation.

Gustave Pierre 1875-1939, born in Verdun, worked mainly in Reims, a lesser known painter and engraver, received the Légion d'honneur in 1933.

Price £ 3800.00
Stock Code 38574
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