Erté Serigraph with Foil Stamping "Samson and Delilah," 1980
Romain “Erté” de Tirtoff (Russian/French, 1892 – 1990)
Samson and Delilah, 1980
Serigraph with foil stamping on paper
Signed to lower right
Numbered AP 59/60
Includes artist biography to verso
Romain De Tirtoff, known by the pseudonym Erté, was a Russian-born French designer who flourished in many fields including set design, fashion, and the graphic arts, spanning most of the 20th century. He began working for Harper’s Bazaar in 1915 creating over 240 covers for the magazine for over 22 years. His fashion illustrations appeared in numerous other publications. In 1976, Erté was awarded the title of Officer of Arts and Letters, and in 1982 the Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris by the French government. His work is housed in private and permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- minor toning and foxing to sheet; mat burn to outer margins of sheet; minor warping to sheet; abrasion to left of center; minor accretions to surface; minor abrasion with loss to gold foil to lower margin; minor blanching to glass; minor staining to glass; wear, cracking, abrasions and loss to frame; wear and tears to verso.
- measures frame; image measures 20.25" W x 15.0" H.