110 Vintage Original Fashion Watercolors ART DECO 1920s
Offered in this lot a stunning group of original drawings and watercolors of early 20th century fashion design.
Original high Art Deco styling.
Armand, Heller, Worth, Chanel, Renee, Boulanger, Milgrim, Lanvin, Patau, Premet, Jenny, Phillip and Gaston, Molyneux, Drecoll, Hickson, Callot Soeurs, Paquin, Agnes, Germaine, Bernard, Penn, Doueillet, Georgette.
Divided between two folded groupings.
63 pencil drawings of high couture, 49 of which have either partial or full hand applied watercolor. Most have the designer indicated in pencil at the top left hand color. Many have design detail instructions written in pencil. (Please see photos) All are drawn/painted to folded paper (Total sheet size: 8 ½” x 8 ½”) Each image therefore has a paper size of (4 ¼”). The paper then folded into a loose “book” format. All images are one-sided, that is, there are no images that cannot be utilized.
47 pencil and watercolor studies of female models wearing the latest couture. 45 with coloring. The vast majority of which are carefully and elaborately hand colored. Designers as above. This group is slightly larger. (Total sheet size: 9 ¼” x 12”) Each image therefore has a paper size of (6”) The paper then folded into a loose “book” format and this group tied loosely with a binding string.
Remarkably good. Minimal time staining and wear. Images near the beginning and end slightly worn. Colors are very fresh and bright. No foxing. My image count does not include and damaged pages (of which there are a few)
110 works in very good condition.
A wonderful opportunity to acquire 110 works of original Art Deco fashion design.
These are not prints. They are original drawings and watercolors. Circa 1925-1935
Unsigned. Further research could determine the artist.