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Elegant Lady, Drawing by Bouët-Willaumez, circa 1950

$5,462.46Asking Price

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Drawing representing an elegant lady, black ink and red gouache. Workshop sale stamp at the back. French illustrator Rene Bouët-Willaumez (1900-1979) was born in Brittany, France in 1900. In 1929 he started working for the French edition of Vogue. He worked with Vogue for three decades, until the end of his career. His work was soft and fluid, usually pen and ink drawings of fashions and fashionable women; aesthetically pleasing yet realistic and informative. Famous fashion illustrator Willaumez was associated with one of the most beautiful periods in fashion illustration. He refined his own style through a daring use of colors, brisk clear designs and masterful shading. His illustrations had a dramatic sense of style and commanded space in the pages of Vogue for many years. He had an enormous influence on fashion illustrators in particular on Gruau but invented his inimitable own style before Gruau painted similar silhouettes (mostly in the 1960s).

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    Height: 22.64 in. (57.5 cm)Width: 19.69 in. (50 cm)Depth: 0.79 in. (2 cm)
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  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950
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    Paris, FR
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    Seller: Ref 1931stDibs: f101281609295588023fs

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