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Verbena flower lady antique print. Grandville gruesome engraving c1902.

Verbena flower lady antique print. Grandville gruesome engraving c1902.

by Grandville, Jean-Jacques

Grandville Animated Flowers antique print. Verbena crying, with blue flowers in her hair, while vines grow over bare bodies, lying on the ground behind her.

Colour-printed engraving highlighted with gum arabic for publication in Spain c1902,- engraved by Geoffroy after the drawing of French illustrator and caricaturist Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard (1803-1847) for Les Fleurs Animées (Animated Flowers), first published in Paris c1847.

From an early age Jean-Jacques was tutored in drawing by his father, miniature-artist Jean-Baptiste Gérard. Jean-Jacques adopted the name 'Grandville' from his father’s actor parents who were known as 'Gérard de Grandville'. Grandville gave Flowers human characteristics, that ranged from charming to gruesome, depending on Grandville's state of mind. Despite the mood, his 'animations' were so popular, that they were reissued in the United States, Belgium, Germany and Spain.

This engraving is 180 x 115mm (7.25 x 4.5 inches). It is currently mounted between antique-white boards, and covered with cellophane for protection until framed.The external mount for frame window measurement is 280 x 240mm (11 x 9.5 inches). 

Stock Number: apGfl14mPrice: $60.00

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