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Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) (Russian/French, 1892-1990), "Mah-Jongg", 1985, screenprint, signed, ed. 510 (Lee 100)

Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) (Russian/French, 1892-1990), "Mah-Jongg", 1985, screenprint, signed, ed. 510 (Lee 100)

Item Description:

Screenprint with embossing and and applied foil stamping, signed lower right and annotated 'AP 40/50' lower left (apart from the edition of 300, there were also 150 numbered in Roman numerals, and 10 HC impressions), from the 'Opium' suite; matted, framed and glazed


Appears fine. Possible residue under the frame. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions. Not examined out of the frame. Lofty does not guarantee the condition or authenticity of frames.


Fine Arts, Ltd. Inc., San Francisco, California
Private collection, 1985
Inherited by descent from the above

Present owner retains Certificate and the bill of sale from Fine Arts, Ltd. Inc.


Height 29 in. x Width 40 in. (sight)
Height 40.5 in. x Width 51.5 in. (frame)

About The Artist:

Erté was Russian/French costume designer and illustrator known for his flamboyant Art Deco style designs for operas, dramatic productions and ballet, as well as posters, sculptures, and prints. His fashion illustrations depicted stylized models in mannered poses draped in luxurious jewels, feathers, and soft, flowing materials. He worked for the Folies Bergère in Paris from 1919-1930, then began working for American musical reviews including the Ziegfield Follies. The artist began producing prints and sculptures in the 1960s. His byname, Erté, derives from the French pronunciation of his initials, R.T.


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