Blindstamp lower right in margin
|Artist: Henri Boutet (French, 1851-1919)
|Title: Dans les Coulisses (In the Wings)
A+, Original Lithograph,
issued by L'Estampe
Issue Number 8, Dec. 1897.
Printed by F. Champenois, Paris.
Blindstamp lower right in margin.
Signed in the stone lower left.
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
|Price: temporarily out of
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Henri Boutet was known as "le Petit Maître au corset", "the
little master of the corset". Images of fetching Parisiennes in a
state of partial undress were Boutet's speciality, in lithographs,
drypoints, etchings, and in albums of hand-coloured engraved plates.
"Boutet's work epitomizes the genre "La Parisienne". From
simple shop girls to sophisticated ladies, Boutet captured their common
qualities of coquettishness and femininity...
Dancer by Degas,
a popular subject during this period.
As he became more successful, Boutet changed the direction of his
work to appeal to a broader market. He began to publish his own work
using a technique called the "eau-fort synthétique" which simulated
the more expensive etching but was less expensive to create.
He also applied his illustrative genius to commercial graphics such
as magazines, menus and almanacs that are highly collectable today.
Boutet's images sensitively but candidly capture the charm and frivolities
of Paris during La Belle Epoque" (georginakelman.com)
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.