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Ornements Typographiques, 1880

Eugene Grasset
Woodcut, printed on good, coated wove paper (2 leaves, 37 plates)
28 x 19 x 0 cm
Unknown, but rare
4to. Original printed wraps. Wraps a bit darkened and worn. Internally UNCUT, FINE AND BRIGHT.
Available For Sale
350 EUR (€)
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Sylvan Cole Gallery
Pilar Franquet, 12, Sitges, Spain
Paris: Ed. Sagot, 1898. AN IMPORTANT PUBLICATION, DOCUMENTING THE BIRTH OF ART NOUVEAU. In 1880, Eugène Grasset contributed 111 wood-engraved ornaments (37 headpieces, 37 initials, and 37 tailpieces--one for each chapter) to the abbé Drioux's "Les fêtes chrétiennes". This was his first significant artistic work. By the mid-1890s, with Grasset at the height of his fame, Sagot (a major Parisian print dealer), seeing the first manifestation of art nouveau in these early ornaments, reprinted them with no text. (Oddly, Drioux's book is commonplace, but this book is very difficult to find.) Each plate features the headpiece, the initial, and the tailpiece of one chapter.


Asking Price350 EUR-

About Eugene Grasset

Eugene Grasset was a Swiss painter, stained glass master and one of the pioneers of Art Nouveau. He mostly made posters and decorative glass.Read More

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We have been leading purveyors of fine art since 1984. We specialize in European prints and drawings from Goya to the present.   Our founder, Sylvan Cole (1918-2005), was the dean of American...Read More