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ANDRÉ EDOUARD MARTY (1882-1974) "Diner dans les Jardins de Poiret: l'Hôtel" * "l'Oasis." Together, two illustrations for the article "Le Dîner de la Gazette du Bon Ton" by Henry Bidou published in La Gazette du Bon Ton, July 1914. Ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper. The first is195x488 mm; 7 3/4x19 1/4 inches, on 8 1/2x21-inch sheet. The second is 137x600 mm; 5 1/2x23 3/4 inches, on 6 1/4x25 3/4-inch sheet. Each signed "A.E. Marty" and dated "Juin 1914" in lower image, the first at left and the second at right. Both adhered to board on left edge; matted and framed together.
Exhibited: "Les Années 25: Art Déco/Bauhaus/Stijl/Esprit Nouveau," Musée des Arts Décoratifs, March to May 1966; "Poiret le magnifique," Musée Jacquemart-André, 1974, cat. no 255. Labels for both exhibitions on verso of backing board.
Marty's illustrations accompany an article in the Gazette du Bon Ton documenting a party in celebration of the publication held by "one of the most famous couturiers in Paris" in the garden of his home at an "old Hôtel" in Paris. Couturiers, artists, and writers who contributed to the Gazette du Bon Ton attended the soiree, which included dinner in the elegant garden strung with garlands of lights, a dance performance, and an elaborate fireworks display. The location, host, and the prominent attendees remain unnamed in the original article. However, the exhibition catalogue for "Poiret le magnifique" states that Poiret hosted the affair at his Hôtel d'Antin, where he held numerous elaborate parties.