“The Ring/ La Bague” 189
WILLIAM ABLETT (British 1877-1937)
HAND-SIGNED ENGRAVING IN COLOURS IN ART DECO BOUDOIR STYLE OF A WOMAN WITH A LARGE FEATHERED FAN. (LITHOGRAPH)
(Paris: L’Estampe Moderne, 1923) An original Artist Signed Art Deco Engraving in colors Number 189. Limited to only a very small number of copies and unusually scarce. A beautiful engraved painting of a lovely woman turned away from the viewer but with her head turned back in profile. She is wearing a translucent gown with a plunging back that is barely visible against her fair skin, giving a sense of mystique and allure. She is seated on an upholstered ottoman and holding a large fan made of bright feathers. Image size approx. 24″ (H) x 20″ (W), mounted in a classic cream and gold frame. The entire presentation measures approx. 27″ (H) x 22¾” (W). An extremely fine and handsomely presented piece.
Although born in 1877 to English parents, William Ablett lived most of his life in Paris, where he studied at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts under Aublet and Gérome, and exhibited at the Salons. In addition to many portrait commissions, he won several awards in various Salons and Exhibitions. He quickly became very successful. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur, and also a member of the Royal Academy in London. Around 1920, Ablett’s style began to change and he started working in prints. His interpretation of the modern French woman became the hallmark of the “Boudoir” style of art. His vision of the Art Deco lady combined with his technical excellence resulted in an extremely desirable and popular oeuvre. His reputation as one of the finest artists of this genre remains unchallenged to this day.
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