Dossier of Proof Plates from "Les Civilises"

LE RICHE, Henry. Le Riche, Henry. (illustrator)

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Description: 36 color and 34 black & white lithographs. Unbound. Sheets range between 11'' x 9.5'' and 13''x 9.5". Edge-worn dossier with edges of lithographs slightly sunned, still in good condition.

Comments: These 70 proof plates from artist Henry Le Riche (1868-1944) are meant to accompany a limited edition version of Claude Ferrere's (1876-1957) "Les Civilises," which won the Goncourt Price in 1905. Featuring multiple states of many of the illustrations, this dossier provides an in-depth and unique look into the artist's process as well as turn-of-the-century Indochina. Intricate lines combine with a muted yet varied color palate to portray the many scenes described in the book, including Hanoi, Singapore, brothels, opium dens, and harbor towns. Henry le Rich was a French painter, sculptor, illustrator and designer who taught engraving at the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris.

Binding: unbound
Condition: good
Language: English
Type: Prints

Book ID: 241829


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Hello. The book was just delivered in Paris. Thank you so much for taking such care in the packing of it, it arrived in excellent condition. It may be hard to believe but not everyone is so attentive... W. R.
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