Jun 09, 2022 - Sale 2608

Sale 2608 - Lot 86

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000

EDMUND DULAC (1882-1953)

"The Lady Bedr-el-Budur."

Illustration published in Sindbad the Sailor & Other Stories from The Arabian Nights, (London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1914]). Watercolor, gouache, pen, and ink on paper. 315x254 mm; 12 1/2x10 inches, image, on 14 3/4x11 1/4 inch-sheet. Signed "Edmund Dulac" in lower right corner, penciled caption "No. 12 Princess Bad youlbedour [sic]." Tipped to window matte and framed to 20x17 1/2. Remnant of original backing with Leicester Galleries label mounted to current frame back.
Exhibited: Leicester Galleries, London, 1910, catalogue 131, no. 28.
Dulac's first foray into illustrating stories from the Arabian Nights was in 1907. With his detailed realism combined with a mysterious exoticism, Dulac blended Orientalism with the contemporary Art Deco. His exhibition at Leicester Galleries in 1910 cemented his status as a fashionable exotic artist of the day.