Parisienne No. 12 by Bouvy Passy

Parisienne No. 12 by Bouvy Passy

Parisienne No. 12

Bouvy Passy

Title

Parisienne No. 12

 
Artist
Year
1917  
Technique
ink drawing 
Image Size
14 1/2 x 8 1/2" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
pencil titled & dated 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy illustration board 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
JCH135 
Price
$750.00 
Description
This drawing, "Parisienne No. 12" was done for the French magazine "La Vie Parisienne", in 1917. The signature "Bouvy Passy" may be a pseudonym since there is no information available about the artist anywhere. "La Vie Parisienne" was a French weekly magazine founded in 1863 and popular at the turn of the twentieth century. It was originally intended as a guide to upper class fashio and artistic life in Paris, but it soon evolved into a mildly risqué erotic publication. The artwork of "La Vie Parisienne" reflected the stylization of Art Nouveau and Art Deco illustration, mirroring the aesthetic of the age as well as the values, and this coupled with the intellectualism, wit and satire of its written contributions was a combination that proved irresistible to the French public. 
Please call us at 707-546-7352 to purchase this item.