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SAINT-LAURENT, Cecil. & DOMERGUE, Jean Gabriel. (Illus.)


La Parisienne
Paris: Joseph Foret, Editeur D'Art. [1956]..

LIMITED EDITION No. X [10] of 25 copies (from a total edition of 207), this being one of the special copies printed on Arches, including a supplementary suite of the chromolithographs on Japon Nacré with "remarques", plus a further "décomposition des couleurs" on papier de Chine and an "epreuve de trait en un ton" on Vélin de Rives. Folio. (41.5 x 33cm.). pp.[6], 84, plus a total of 50 plates. Handsomely bound by R. Degoul in green morocco with decorative leaf design in red, blue and black morocco to spine, lettered in white, binder's gilt signature to turn-in outside gilt ruled border, moiré silk endpapers, top edge gilt. Signed in ink by the Editeur under the limitation. Chromolithographed half-title and frontispiece with 19 further full page colour plates distributed throughout the text, this copy including an extra suite ("suite en couleurs") of the 20 chromolithographs with "remarques" on Japon Nacré, plus an extra breakdown of the lithographic process ("Decomposition des couleurs") over 9 sheets of papier de Chine and 1 extra monochrome (red) outline proof plate ("epreuve de trait en un ton") on Vélin de Rives. Green faded to brown on spine, slightly rubbed to head and tail, generally a very good, vibrant and attractive example.

Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889–1962) was a celebrated French painter specialising in portraits of Parisian women. Born in Bordeaux, he studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts and in 1911 was a winner of the Prix de Rome. From the 1920s onward he concentrated on portraits, and claimed to be "the inventor of the pin-up". He also designed clothes for the designers Paul Poiret and Henry Marque. From 1955 until 1962 he was the curator of the Musée Jacquemart-André, organising exhibitions of the works of Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Goya and others. His works are displayed in institutions such as the Royal Collection in London.

Cecil Saint-Laurent (Jacques Laurent) (1919-2000) was a prolific historical novelist, essay writer, and screenwriter. He received the Prix Goncourt in 1971 for his novel Les Bêtises and in 1986 was elected to the Academie francaise.

Price £ 5000.00
Stock Code 51589
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