North African Collection. Yvonne Kleiss-Herzig, 1895–1968 French/Algerian.
North African Collection
North African Collection
North African Collection
North African Collection
North African Collection
North African Collection
North African Collection
North African Collection
North African Collection
North African Collection
North African Collection
North African Collection
North African Collection
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North African Collection

c1910–1950s. Fifty-six (56) items comprising 30 watercolour illustrations in a softcover book, 15 colour linocuts, nine colour lithograph postcards, one watercolour with pencil, and one relief carved lino tile; book illustrations, linocuts and watercolour signed in image or in pencil by Hans Kleiss or Yvonne Kleiss-Herzig, 9.5 x 7.8cm to 18 x 22.5cm. Slight foxing or stains overall.

This collection, which includes work by artist’s husband, Hans Kleiss (French/Moroccan, 1901–1973) and artist’s father, Edouard Herzig (Swiss/Algerian, 1860–1926), contains: (1) Magali-Boisnard’s Le Roman De Khaldoun softcover book [disbound] with a green leather and gilt cover, with 30 added watercolour and gouache paintings by Yvonne Kleiss-Herzig; (2) Two colour linocuts of Christmas nativity scenes by Yvonne Kleiss-Herzig and her husband Hans Kleiss; (3) A watercolour by Hans Kleiss of a North African man stringing leather between his toes; (4) Thirteen colour linocut portraits by Yvonne Kleiss-Herzig of North African people, including Berbers, Arabs and those from the Sahara; (5) A lino tile attributed to Yvonne Kleiss-Herzig of an Arabic man in profile; and (6) Nine colour lithographs postcards by Edouard Herzig [Yvonne’s father], of Moroccan or Algerian caricatures. Provenance: private collection of Dr Sherene Suchy, whose father corresponded with Yvonne Kleiss-Herzig.

Yvonne-Kleiss Herzig, daughter of Orientalist painter Edouard Herzig, was born in French Algeria, studied at the Algiers School of Fine Art and later the Academie Julian in Paris. In 1933 she married Hans Kleiss, a fellow orientalist. She is known for her drawings and watercolours of animals, plants and landscapes, but especially her sensitive ethnic portraits and scenes of rural life in northern Algeria. Ref: Wiki.

A detailed list is available on request.

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Item #CL199-67

Price (AUD): $19,500.00  other currencies

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