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Trompe l'oeil. Journaldes Voyages. Loterie Nationale Algerienne . . .

  • ARTIST: H. Barbier

  • MEDIUM: Pen & ink drawing with watercolor,

    DATE: 1882

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 17 7/16 x 24 1/4" (44.3 x 61.5 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: This Trompe l'oeil drawing, with watercolor, depicts pages of publications, tickets and assorted other printed matter from the late19th century. A page from 'Le Morne au Diable' published in 1881 is just above the small bit of paper (complete with a fold) that the artist ‘drew in’ for his signature and date. The painted ink foundation accentuates both the beautiful details and composition.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed and dated in ink lower right.

  • CONDITION: Overall good condition.


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