Album with Die-Cut Figures Pasted onto Watercolors of Mostly Italian Scenery Album with Die-Cut Figures Pasted onto Watercolors of Mostly Italian Scenery Album with Die-Cut Figures Pasted onto Watercolors of Mostly Italian Scenery Album with Die-Cut Figures Pasted onto Watercolors of Mostly Italian Scenery

Album with Die-Cut Figures Pasted onto Watercolors of Mostly Italian Scenery

Publication Date: 1874
Condition: Very Good Minus
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An unusual, idiosyncratic, beautiful, at times, funny, album. Oblong, 24 by 32 cm. 26 leaves, of which eleven are full page watercolors with die-cuts of figures and some paraphernalia pasted on. The remaining leaves feature small chromolithographic cards, costume, artwork and/or humorous, pasted neatly onto page. Dominating the album are Italianate and humorous caricature imagery, with these two aspects not necessarily the same. The watercolored pages read a bit like the watercolored part serves as the backdrop for the comical actions of the figures pasted mostly into the foreground. Thus in one we see an interior in which an artist is working on an oval canvas of a nude, a nude women, presumably the model, looking over his shoulder, and two dressed women looking on, one from behind a draped doorway. In another, we see a sweeping bay with the cut-out people bathing or lolling on the banks. Perhaps the most vivid is that depicting a ballet performance with the stage fully occupied with die-cut ballerinas. Rebacked. Soiling to the margins. Some rough edges. Bookseller Inventory # 003182

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Title: Album with Die-Cut Figures Pasted onto ...

Publication Date: 1874

Book Condition: Very Good Minus

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