January 9, 2017
Grasset executed this magnificent watercolor in 1892 as a design for a poster to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America. Two years later, in 1894, it was reproduced in La Plume, the great art nouveau periodical. It was later reproduced in the standard monograph on Grasset. A TRULY OUTSTANDING ITEM.
1. La plume no. 122 (15 mai 1894, a special issue devoted to Grasset), p. 191 (reproduced).
2. Yves Plantin & Françoise Blondel, EUGENE GRASSET, Lausanne 1841 Sceaux 1917 (Paris, 1980), no 26, reproduced on p. 39.; Reference
Plantin & Blondel 26
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