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|Artist: Louis-Auguste Girardot,
|Title: Femme du Riff (Berber woman)
A+, Original Lithograph,
issued by L'Estampe
Issue Number 1, May 1897.
Printed by F. Champenois, Paris.
Blindstamp lower right in margin.
Signed in the stone upper right.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat,
with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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| Sheet Size:
||12 in x 16 in
||30.5 cm x 40.5 cm
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Louis-Auguste Girardot in his workshop, Paris.
Everything breathes of Orientalism.
Louis-Auguste Girardot was a contributor to the Estampe Moderne.
He was noted for his Moroccan scenes. Born in Loulans-les-Forges (Haute-Saône),
Girardot was a pupil of Gérôme and Paul Dubois at the École des Beaux-Arts,
Paris. From 1881, its foundation year, Girardot exhibited with the
Salon Des Artistes Français, winning a medal and the Prix Marie Bashkirtseff
in 1887. Girardot also exhibited at the Salon de la Société Des Beaux-arts
Girardot was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. (Idbury Prints)
A typical Berber lady.
Berber Women About thirty five percent of Morocco’s population
is Berber, descendants of the original North Africans. Berber women
are known for their colorful jewelry and makeup. Living in rural and
mountainous areas, they have more freedom of movement than their urban
counterparts. Most Berber women do not wear the veil. They can move
freely between fields and villages, although in some areas they cannot
go to market unaccompanied. (cod.edu)
Not unlike the Maitre de L'Affiche series, L'Estampe
Moderne was a portfolio printed between 1897-98, published
by Imprimerie Champenois, Paris, contained 24 monthly portfolios,
with four original lithographs in each. Each commissioned only for
this series. Some of the contributing artists included Mucha, Rhead,
Meunier, Ibels, Steinlen, Willette and Grasset.