André Edouard MARTY (Paris 1882 - Paris 1974)

The Evening Star: A Couple Walking in a Moonlit Winter Landscape

Gouache and two shades of grey ink, heightened with touches of white, on buff paper.
Inscribed A E MARTY (esquisse) / original at the lower right.
Further inscribed DINO / Selection du Readers Digest / 216 Bd St Germain / Bureau 21 on the verso.
110 x 149 mm. (4 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.) [image]
166 x 200 mm. (6 1/2 x 7 7/8 in.) [sheet]

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As one contemporary writer noted of Marty’s work as an illustrator, ‘The very simplicity of his technique brought out the full wealth of Marty’s ideas, graphically expressed with delicacy of colour and arrangement.’ (Jean Dulac, Les artistes du livre, Paris, 1930).

Provenance:
Galerie du Luxembourg, Paris, in 1975.

Literature:
Paris, Galerie du Luxembourg, Andre E. Marty 1882-1974, 1975-1976, no.117 (‘L’Étoile du berger’).

André Edouard MARTY

The Evening Star: A Couple Walking in a Moonlit Winter Landscape

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