Feb 24, 2022 - Sale 2596

Sale 2596 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

PAUL BERTHON (1872-1909)


19 1/2x25 3/4 inches, 49 1/2x65 1/2 cm. Chaix, Paris.
Condition B+: mat-staining in margins; hinges on verso at top edge. Hand-signed and numbered 69/100 by the artist in pencil. Paper.

Throughout his career, Berthon designed more decorative panels than posters. He would draw them onto the lithographic stones himself in order to ensure the most sophisticated, pastel effects. Les Eglantines is one image in a series devoted to flowers that was printed by Chaix. As with all of Berthon's work, it is a warm-toned pastel image, with a delicate Symbolist atmosphere. A theme of sensuousness runs through many of his works and is exhibited here in the way the woman is holding the branch. Arwas p. 106, Gold p. 136.