Légende dorée (Golden Legend)
Légende dorée (Golden Legend)
Légende dorée (Golden Legend)
Blindstamp lower right in margin

Artist: Armand Point French (1861-1932)

Title: Légende dorée (Golden Legend)

Plate: em20

Description: Condition A+

Original Lithograph,
issued by L'Estampe Moderne
Issue Number 5, Sept. 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: $275.00

Armand Point was born in Algeria, but moved to Paris in 1888. He was awarded a medal at the exhibition of the Salon des Artistes Francais. He was influenced by Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites. In 1896 he founded a group called 'Hauteclaire', which produced under his direction a large number of ornamental objects. He exhibited in the Salon de la Rose+Croix from 1892-1896, defecting (in Peladan's view) from the final one in 1897. He went back for technical and artistic inspiration to Leonardo and Botticelli and felt that he was thereby leading a revival of modern art. (Artmagick) 


The Golden Legend (Latin: Legenda Aurea or Legenda Sanctorum) is a collection of fanciful hagiographies (biographies) by Jacobus de Voragine that became a late medieval bestseller. It was likely compiled around the year 1260.


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.