Artist: Marguerite Delorme French (1876-1946)
Title: La Poupee (The Doll)
issued by L'Estampe Moderne
Issue Number 24, April 1899.
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
The wonderful lithograph "La Poupee" (the doll) appears to have been from this untitled Oil by the artist.
Marguerite-Anne-Rose Delorme was a French painter known for her Orientalist and genre paintings.
Marguerite-Anne-Rose Delorme was born on September 10, 1876 in Lunéville, France into an upper middle class family. Her father, Edmond Delorme, was a military doctor and would later found the museum of Lunéville. She showed an early interest in art. Her early paintings depicted themes of the family environment. She also found inspirations in Brittany where she spent the summer with the Merson family.
She studied under Raphaël Collin, Paul Leroy and Luc-Olivier Merson in their private workshops, but was unable to enter the Ecole de Beaux Artes which at the time did not accept female artists. In 1897, Delorme became a member of the Sociétaire des Artistes Français where she exhibited her paintings, winning Honorable Mention in 1897 and Medal of Third Class in 1901.
Marguerite Delorme at her exhibition at the Galerie Derche in 1937
In 1905, she won a scholarship which allowed her to travel to Italy. This trip introduced her to different light conditions which had an influence on her style. During the first world war, Delorme began painting the Senegalese riflemen encountered in the "wintering camps". These works were presented in 1921 and she won the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique Prize. Following this, she found inspiration in North African themes by travelling Morocco, where she journeyed around the entire country painting scenes of everyday life.
Mucha designed monthly Cover
Not unlike the Maitres 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.