Crimes Et Châtiments [Crime And Punishment]. Félix Vallotton, 1865–1925 Swiss/French.
Crimes Et Châtiments [Crime And Punishment]
Crimes Et Châtiments [Crime And Punishment]
Crimes Et Châtiments [Crime And Punishment]
Crimes Et Châtiments [Crime And Punishment]
Crimes Et Châtiments [Crime And Punishment]
Crimes Et Châtiments [Crime And Punishment]
Crimes Et Châtiments [Crime And Punishment]
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Crimes Et Châtiments [Crime And Punishment]

1902. Twenty-three original colour lithographs published in the periodical L’Assiette au Beurre, each initialled in image lower left or right and captioned in French below image, 26.8 x 20.5cm (illustrations, approx. each) and 32.4 x 25.5cm (periodical). Discolouration and chips to edges of cover.

Extremely rare special issue in good condition of L’Assiette au Beurre, (no. 48, 1902), an illustrated French weekly satirical magazine with “anarchist political leanings” founded in 1901.

Félix Edouard Vallotton was a Swiss and French painter and printmaker associated with the group of artists known as Les Nabis, a semi-secret, semi-mystical group of young artists, which included Bonnard, Roussel, Denis and Vuillard. “Sympathetic to the anarchist movement in his youth, Vallotton was an intense critic of Parisian life and values of the Paris upper class in the Belle Époque. In the 1890s as a Nabi, he contributed many satirical illustrations to radical revues such as L’Assiette au Beurre and Le Cri de Paris…His political attitudes changed somewhat in 1899 when he married Gabrielle Rodrigues-Hénriques, a member of a wealthy family, and he found himself a member of the class he was accustomed to condemn. Despite his new position, he continued his social criticism. Vallotton painted numerous scenes of intimate conversations between men and women, sometimes in restaurants, sometimes at the theatre – often scenes suggesting seduction, rarely scenes suggesting romance or love. They expressed his satirical view of life in Paris at the time.” Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL203-19

Price (AUD): $2,800.00  other currencies

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