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An original lithograph on rose-colored wove paper by French artist Ernest Joseph Laurent (1859-1929) titled “Sicile”, 1911. Issued unsigned. Signed with the artist’s monogram in the plate lower left. Printed by Fortier et Marotte and published by Gazette Des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France in 1911. Printed in one color in sanguine. Reference: Sanchez & Seydoux 1911-4. Sheet size: 10.75″ x 6.75″. Image size: 7.5″ x 6″. In excellent condition. Please note – this is not toned, but printed on ‘rose-colored’ paper. Rare.
This lithograph was published by Gazette des Beaux-Arts. The Gazette des Beaux-Arts was a French art review, founded in 1859 by Édouard Houssaye, with Charles Blanc as its first chief editor. Assia Visson Rubinstein was chief editor under the direction of George Wildenstein from 1928 until 1960. Her papers, which include all editions of the Gazette from this period, are intact at the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne in Dorigny. The Gazette was a world reference work on art history for nearly 100 years – one other editor in chief, from 1955 to 1987, was Jean Adhémar. It was bought in 1928 by the Wildenstein family, whose last representative was Daniel Wildenstein, its director from 1963 until his death in 2001. The review closed in 2002.