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Louis Icart
French (1890 - 1950)

Fetes Galantes - 1929

This is an exceptional illustrated book by Louis Icart. It contains 26 original watercolor drawings done on the pages of the book "Fetes Galantes" by Paul Vertaine. The book itself is part of the collection "Les Manuscrits des Maitres," Paris, Albert Messein Editeur, 1920, one of 950 copies on velin. The book and illustrations bear the dedication by Icart that reads:
A madame Louis Icart, ma femme aimee."

Each drawing interprets a sonnet by Verlaine that is reproduced in the book.

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Watercolor Drawings


Clair du lune L'allee Sur l'herbe
A la Promenade Dans la grotte Les Inenus
Cortege Les Coquillages En patianant
Fantoches Cythere En Bateau
Le Faune Mandoline A Clymene
Le Baiser Lettre La lettre
Les Indolents Colombine L'amour par terre
En Sourdine Colloque Sentimental A l'ombre des arbres
Mon coeur sur un jet d'eau Dedication Page Book Cover