Jan 26, 2017 - Sale 2435

Sale 2435 - Lot 21

Price Realized: $ 219
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
EDMOND FRANÇOIS AMAN-JEAN (1858-1936) [SOUS LES FLEURS.] Lithograph. 1897.
14 1/4x11 1/4 inches, 36 1/4x28 1/2 cm. F. Champenois, Paris.
Condition A. Matted and framed. Unexamined out of frame.
An expressive portrait, designed by Aman-Jean for L'Estampe Moderne, one of 100 plates in the series. As described in French in the portfolio, Aman-Jean, inspired by his dreams and visions, "expresses in allegorical, sometimes abstract formulas, an emotion of art of a very subtle and penetrating charm. He bathes his compositions and envelops them in the gentleness of the light; he models them with tones often a little sad, but always found in the melancholy of the subject which inspires him. The deep and exquisite talent of Aman-Jean is above all an expertise in evoking the mistress of the feminine soul through material beauty, and his works impress with the tuning of tones and the rhythm of the lines, as those distant, rather vague harmonies which the reverie hears in the evening in the sleepy countryside." Dry stamp from l'Estampe Moderne in lower right margin. Lugt 2790.