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Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer

Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer
Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer
Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer
Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer
Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer
Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer
Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer
Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer
Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer
Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer
Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer

Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer    Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer
THIS IS A RARE EARLY ERTE GOUACHE OR WATERCOLOR COSTUME DESIGN FROM THE COLLECTION OF BROADWAY EMPRESARIO CLAUDE W BOSTOCK. IT HAS THE STAMP OF HIS BROADWAY OFFICE IN NEW YORK ON THE BACK.

IT IS A COSTUME DESIGN FOR FAMED BROADWAY COMEDIENNE FANNY BRICE. THE DRESS HAS THE LOOK OF A POIRET EVENING GOWN AND IS TRIMMED WITH FEATHERS. I WOULD PLACE THE DRESS DESIGN AT ABOUT 1910 OR SO AND MIGHT HAVE BEEN FOR THE ZIEGFELD FOLIES. IT IS SIGNED BUT SOMEWHAT FADED.

THE SIGNATURE IS DEFINITELY ORIGINAL TO THE ARTWORK. IT IS PAINTED ON HIGH QUALITY PAPER.

PLEASE STIDY THE PICS FOR CONDITION AND FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS. DIMENSIONS ARE ROUGHLY : 11 3/4. DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN ORIGINAL ERTE AND A PIECE OF AMERICAN THEATRE HISTORY. ERTE WAS BORN ROMAN de TIRTOFF IN St. THA ONLY SON OF AN ADMIRAL OD THE IMPERIAL FLEET, HE WAS RAISED AMIDST RUSSIAS SOCIAL ELITE.

AS A YOUNG BOY, HE WAS FASCINATED BY THE PERSIAN MINIATURES HE FOUND IN HIS FATHER'S LIBRARY. THESE EXOTIC, BRIGHTLY PATTERNED DESIGNS CONTINUED TO BE IMPORTANT TO HIM AND INFLUENCED THE DEVELOPEMENT OF HIS STYLE. HE MOVED TO PARIS AT THE AGE OF EIGTEEN AND TOOK THE NAME ERTE FROM THE FRENCH PROPUNCIATION OF HIS INITIALS, R AND T.

IN 1915 HE BEGAN HIS LONG RELATIONSHIP WITH HARPER'S BAZAAR, DURING WHICH TIME HE CREATED OVER240 COVERS FOR THE MAGAZINE. HIS FASHION DESIGNS ALSO APPEARED IN MANY OTHER PUBLICATIONS, MAKING HIM ONE OF THE MOST WIDELY RECOGNIZES ARTISTS OF THE 1020'S. HE ALSO DESIGNED COSTUMES AND SETS FOR THE THEATER. IN 1976 THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT AWARDED ERTE THE TITLE OF OFFICER OF ARTS AND LETTERS, AND IN 1982 THE MEDAILLE DE VERMELL DE LA VILLE DE PARIS WAS BESTOWED UPON HIM. HIS WORK IS IN MANY PROMINENT MUSEUMS, INCLUDING THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART IN NEW YORK, THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM, THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION IN WASHINGTON, DC. AND THE VICTORIAN AND ALBERT MUSEUM IN LONDON. THE DESIGNES CREATED BY ERTE DURING HIS LONG AND ILLUSTRIOUS LIFE INFLUENCED NOT ONLY THE WORLD OF THEATER, FILM AND FASHION, BUT THE ENTIRE ART MOVIMENT AS WELL. THE GENIOUS OF THE ARTIST IS EVIDENCE BY AN ENORMOUS BODY OF WORK THAT IS CONSIDERED AMONG THE MOSR INFLUENTIAL AND UNIQUE OF THE 20th CENTURY. ERTE-- ROMAIN de TIRTOFF -- WAS BORN IN RUSSIA IN 1892, AND DIED AT AGE 97 IN 1990. HIS LEGENDARY CAREER SPANNED NEARLY THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF HIS LIFE.

IN 1912, ERTE MOVED TO PARIS AND HIS UNIQUE TALENT WAS IMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZED BY THE CITY, S MOST ESTABLISHED COUTURIERS. IN 1915, HE BEGAN AN ASSOCIATION WITH HARPER'S BAZAAR BY DESIGNING COVERS OF EACH OF THEIR MAGAZINES FOR THE NEXT 22 YEARS. THE INFLUENCE OF HIS WORK AS A RESULT OF THE HIGH VISIBILITY OF THIS PERIODICAL INFLUENCED AN ENTIRE ART MOVIMENT THAT WAS TO BECOME KNOWN AS " ART DECO ".

THROUGHOUT THIS PERIOD, THE ARTIST ALSO CREATED ORIGINAL COSTUME AND FASHION DESIGNS FOR MANY OF THE ERA'S MOST RENOWNED SCREEN ACTESSE, INCLIDING JOAN CRAWFORD, LILLIAN GISH, MARION DAVIES, ANNA PAVLOVA, NORMA SHEARER AND OTHERS. HIS CREATIONS FOR THE STAGE INCLUDED EXTRAVAGANT DESIGNS FOR PRODUCTIONS AS SUCH VENUES AS NEW YORK'S RADIO MUSIC HALL, THE CASINO de PARIS AND THE PARIS OPERA, AS WELL AS FOR THE FOLLIES-BERGERES AND GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS. AT THE AGE OF 75, ERTE WAS ENCOURAGED TO EMBARK ON A NEW CAREER AND BEGAN TO RECREATE THE REMARKABLE DESIGNS OF HIS YOUTH IN BRONZE AND SERIGRAPHY.

THE ART DECO MOVEMENT WAS HENCE REBORN. A LIFETIME OF INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS AND RECOGNITION HAS ENSURED THIS UNIQUE ARTIST'S PLACE IN THA ANNALS OF ART HISTORY, AND HIS ORIGINAL DESIGNES GRACE THE PERMANENT COLLECTIONS OF PRESTIGIOUS MUSEUMS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD INCLUDING NEW YORK'S METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION AND LONDON'S VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM. ERTE IS PERHAPS BEST REMEMBERED FOR THE GLORIOUSLY EXTRAVAGANT COSTUMES AND STAGE SETS THAT HE DESIGNED FOR THE FOLIES-BERGERE IN PARIS AND GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS IN NEW YORK WHICH EXPLOIT TO THE FULL HIS TASTE FOR THE EXOTIC AND ROMANTIC, AND HIS APPRECIATION OF THE SINOUS AND LYRICAL HUMAN FIGURE. AS WELL AS THE MUSIC-HALL, ERTE ALSO DESIGNED FOR THE OPERA AND THE TRADITIONAL THEATER, AND SPENT A BRIEF AND NOT WHOLLY SATISFACTORY PERIOD IN HOLLYWOOD IN 1925, AT THE INVITATION OF LOUIS B. AFTER A PERIOD OF RELATIVE OBSCURITY IN THE 1940'S AND 1950'S, ERTE'S CHARACTERISTIC STYLE FOUND A NEW AND ENTHUSIASTIC MARKET IN THE 1960'S, AND THE ARTIST RESPONDED TO RENEWED DEMANDS BY CREATING A SERIES OF COLORFUL LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTS AND SCULPTURE.

THIS LUXURIOUSLY ILLUSTRATED MUSEUM CONTAINS A RICH AND REPRESENTATIVE SELECTION OF IMAGES, DRAWN FROM THROUGHOUT ERTE'S LONG AND EXTRAORDINARY PRODUCTIVE CAREER. The item "ORIGINAL ERTÉ WATERCOLOR FANNY BRICE COSTUME BROADWAY COA FROM PARIS DEALER" is in sale since Tuesday, June 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "reve-tu45" and is located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
  • Region of Origin: Unknown
  • Artist: Erté
  • Style: Art Nouveau
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Painting Surface: Paper
  • Quantity Type: Single-Piece Work
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Date of Creation: 1900-1949
  • Features: Signed
  • Color: Green
  • Subject: Costume design
  • Originality: Original


Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer    Original Erté Watercolor Fanny Brice Costume Broadway Coa From Paris Dealer