Saint Barbara by Jean Charlot

Saint Barbara by Jean Charlot

Saint Barbara

Jean Charlot

Title

Saint Barbara

 
Artist

Jean Charlot

  1898 - 1979 (biography)
Year
1918  
Technique
Hand colored transfer lithograph 
Image Size
16 1/4 x 10 
Signature
signed in the stone, lower left image. 
Edition Size
ca 20 (this is editioned 81/100 in another hand). Morse states in a letter: "He (Charlot) also clea 
Annotations
in pencil, l.c.: "For Dorothy . This was done in 1917" (To Charlot's friend, author Dorothy Rhoads.) 
Reference
Morse 8 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
i/i 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
9928 
Price
$1,200.00 
Description
Charlot's 8th print, done in France. Ex-collection of his old friend, author Dorothy Rhoads; with a letter from Peter Morse regarding this print. Charlot noted: "I was in Orleans with the army before we were sent to the front. I wanted to make a multiple image for the men of our company. Technically I didn't know what I was doing. I went to a printer who handed me this mysterious paper and mysterious ink. He said he could reproduce a drawing made that way, by transfer. I never saw the stone. Then later I added color by hand, sort of a stencillike folk style.." Though this impression is editioned 81/100 Morse states in a letter: "He (Charlot) also clearly remebered that he had planned 100 in the edition but could only afford about 20. Maybe the printer did the numbering out of sequence. It doesn't look like JC's writing."