itle: La Vie de Bohème>>ART DECO HAND-COLOURED ...
Publication Date: c.1925
Frame: Mounted, glazed & framed
Book Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Illustrator(s)
Signed, titled, numbered and-coloured pochoir print. Probably published c.1925. Number 372 out of a limitation of 500. 45 x 35 cm (frame size). Mounted, glazed and framed. Pochoir technique uses a stencil to create the black outline, the images are then hand coloured with watercolour. This Art Deco illustrations illustrates the scene of a young couple in their garret looking over their view of Paris from their open double windows- there are books crowded on shelves, coffee on a stove and a fresh cut rose in a vase. Ettore Tito (1859-1941) is a very well regarded and well exhibited painter from Italy. Tito trained at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and later became a professor there, known for his landscapes and scenes of traditional life in the Veneto region, as well as producing several larger mythological murals notably for the Villa Berlinghieri in Rome and the Chiesa degli Scalzi in Venice. He associated with an expatriate artistic milieu in Venice, which had its hub at Palazzo Barbaro and was a friend of John Singer Sargent and Isabella Stewart Gardner. Over the years, the family properties, Villa Tito in the Brenta Riviera and the Palazzotto Tito in Venice, were also meeting places for artists such as Anders Zorn, Ludwig Passini, Luigi Nono and Mariano Fortuny , as well as musicians and writers. Tito won a large number of prizes and medals for his paintings that have always been highly prized and sit in many national collections. However, in the mid 1920s he also produced pochoir prints, many featuring emancipated women, that were considered rather risqué at the time, for a French publishers!. Bookseller Inventory # 4403