‘Arrow-head, Sagittaire, das Pfeilkraut.’
Lithography with pochoir (stencil) handcoloring on wove (vellin) paper.
Sheet size: 33 x 46 cm. (13 x 18,1 inch). Image size: 23,5 x 35,5 cm. (9,3 x 14 inch).
Eugene Grasset’s Plants and their Application to Ornament, Paris, 1897.
Made by ‘Maurice-Pillard Verneuil’ after ‘ Eugene Grasset’. Maurice Pillard-Verneuil (1869-1942) was a French decorator and art critic. Born Maurice Pillard in 1869, the name of Verneuil does not appear until 1888. After the First World War he moved to Geneva in Switzerland; he founded a workshop and trained many students. He is interested in many fields, producing in various disciplines such as poster, ceramics or textiles. His art is inspired by Japanese art and forms of plant and animal worlds. Verneuil was a pupil of Eugene Grasset (1841-1917). Grasset was a Swiss artist whose innovative designs inspired the art nouveau movement at the end of the 19th century. The art nouveau patterns where design suggestions for wallpaper, stained glass, lamps, vases, mirrors, furniture, bookcovers etc.
Condition: Good, given age. Margin edges a little browned. A crease in the upper left corner. Minimal paper loss in the lower right corner (image not affected). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: FLOWER DESIGN-ARROWHEAD-ART NOUVEAU