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Erté
BEYLA (ORIGINAL GOUCHE)

circa 1950s

About the Item

Unique, one of a kind original gouache on paper from Harper's Bazar series. Hand signed lower front by Erte; titled top front with studio catalog number on verso. Sheet size 10.75 x 7.75 inches. Frame size approx 17 x 14 inches. Artwork is in overall excellent condition. Shows some expected signs of aging. See pics. Certificate of Authenticity included. About the Artist: Erté (French, 1892–1990) was a Russian artist and designer known for his glamorous opera sets, jewelry, costumes, and graphic arts. His work is quintessentially emblematic of the Art Deco style in its use of tapering lines and simplified ornamentation inspired by the natural world, and his figurines are internationally known and desired as collectible objects. Born Roman Petrovich Tyrtov on November 23, 1892 in St. Petersburg, Russia to an aristocratic family, he moved to Paris in 1910, disobeying his father’s wishes for him to become a naval officer. In 1915, he secured a contract with Harper’s Bazaar magazine, producing numerous illustrations and other media. Today, Erté’s work can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He died on April 21, 1990 in Paris, France.
  • Creator:
    Erté (1892 - 1990, Russian)
  • Creation Year:
    circa 1950s
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 17 in (43.18 cm)Width: 14 in (35.56 cm)Depth: 1 in (2.54 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Aventura, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU725312152662
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