La Phalène des Iles de la Mer (The Emerald of the Islands of the Sea)
Blindstamp lower right in margin

Artist: Franz M. Melchers Belgian (1866-1944)

Title: La Phalène des Iles de la Mer (The Emerald of the Islands of the Sea)

Plate: em31

Description: Condition A+

Original Lithograph,
issued by L'Estampe Moderne
Issue Number 8, Dec. 1897.
Printed by F. Champenois, Paris.
Blindstamp lower right in margin.
Signed and dated in the stone lower 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

Price: $275.00

Franz M. Melchers A contributor to L'Estampe moderne, specialized in Flemish scenes. Although he lived and worked in Belgium, Franz M. Melchers was actually born in Munster in Germany. (Idbury Prints)

Photo identified as a 'Protestant woman from Zuid-Beveland, province of Zeeland, The Netherlands. Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-1920. Date ca. 1905. The New York Public Library Collection.

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.