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Portfolio wrapper with two illustrations

1895
Georges d' Espagnat (French, 1870–1950)


Dimensions

Overall: 64.5 x 50.4 cm (25 3/8 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2010.1328.7

Medium or Technique

Printed text, woodcuts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Portfolios

Tan paper wrapper with tie at right. Front cover printed with title, “Cahiers de gravu/res sur bois vj [sic] pla/nches et ij [sic] vignet/tes - par Georges/ d’Espagnat”; publisher information, “par les soins de L’Ymagier./ 9, rue de Varenne, 9/ Paris/ M DCCC LXXXXV”; and edition information, “tiré à 50 exemplaires (dont 10 sur Japon impérial)”. Rear cover printed with titles of plates. Front cover illustration: “L’homme à la clochette”. Rear cover illustration: “Le derviche à cheval”.


Tan paper wrapper with tie at right. Front cover printed with title, “Cahiers de gravu/res sur bois vj [sic] pla/nches et ij [sic] vignet/tes - par Georges/ d’Espagnat”; publisher information, “par les soins de L’Ymagier./ 9, rue de Varenne, 9/ Paris/ M DCCC LXXXXV”; and edition information, “tiré à 50 exemplaires (dont 10 sur Japon impérial)”. Front cover illustration: “L’homme à la clochette”. Rear cover illustration: “Le derviche à cheval”. L’Ymagier was an Illustrated journal published from October 1894 to December 1896; MFA owns seven (of eight total) issues (1989.177-1989.183). Rémy De Gourmont and Alfred Jarry were the editors, and contributed many texts. The journal was creditied with the revival of the woodcut. They also printed editions of the work of many symbolist artists, including Gauguin,Robertson, Emile Bernard and the douanier Rousseau.

Provenance

Between the 1950s and 1980s, acquired by Samuel Josefowitz, Lausanne, Switzerland and Whitchurch, England; March 19, 2004, sold by Josefowitz to Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Marblehead, MA and Naples, FL; 2010, year-end gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo