Louis Icart Defense of the Homeland

His etchings epitomize the depiction of women during the art deco period.
He created in excess of 500 etchings using a combination techniques including
etchings and dry point with hand coloring as characterized in the book
"Buying Works by Icart." He created full sized etchings, erotic illustrated books,
beautiful pastel enhanced lithographs, menu covers, posters, postcards, advertising
prints, and oils on canvas.

Louis Icart Defense of the Homeland etching

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Defense of the Homeland, 1917

Defense of the Homeland

Image Size 21 3/4 x 15"
Paper Size 35 3/4 x 24 1/2"
The paper is heavy wove and there is watermarked BFK RIVES and AD VALCKE. All margins are full and have deckled edges. The etching has been professionally conserved, is not and has not been laid down nor has it had an overmatte attached.
The etching has never been laid down. There is no light toning, acid burn or foxing. There are two tears, 3/4 and 1 1/2" at the left edge extending into the margin (far from the image) that have been repaired. There are a few minor soft-handling creases in the margins.
The signature (lr) is strong and there is the notation "43/100" in the lower left.
The hand coloring in the lips, cheeks, ring, and flowers is moderate.
This is a nice full sheet with little damage and a very good image.
Overall the image is an A and the sheet an A.

Price $2250.00 (unframed) Framing in the style of Icart is available.

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