Blindstamp lower right in margin
|Artist: Lucien Simon, French (1861-1945)
|Title: Les Marguilliers (The Churchwardens)
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: $225.00 USD
Portrait of Lucien Simon by Charles Cottet
Lucien Simon was born in Paris. He was a contributor to L'Estampe
Moderne. Lucien Simon taught at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts;
among his pupils were Lucien Fontanarosa, Yves Brayer, and Georges
Rohner. Lucien Simon was himself taught by William Adolphe Bouguereau
and Tony Robert-Fleury. Lucien Simon exhibited regularly at the Salon
des Artistes Français; from 1931-1934 he also exhibited at the Royal
Academy in London. Lucien Simon specialised in Breton and religious
subjects. The artist André Dauchez was his brother-in-law. In the
1890s Simon and Dauchez were both members of the Bande Noire, a group
of artists led by Charles Cottet
(see painting above). (Idbury Prints)
Churchwarden Pipe: when new these pipes measure 40cm (16") long. As
each patron uses the pipe, the tip is broken off, leaving a "clean"
mouthpiece for the next use.
A Churchwarden is a lay official in a parish church of the Anglican
Communion, usually working as a part-time volunteer. Holders of these
positions are ex officio members of the parish board, usually called
a vestry, parish council, parochial church council, or in the case
of a Cathedral Parish, The Chapter.
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.