Original lithograph on Japanese paper. Signed and dated on the stone (reverse printing) in the lower right corner.
Signed and numbered in pencil in the lower right margin. Embossing review the original print in the lower left margin (see photographs). This lithograph was published in the album No. Iii of the original print in 1893.The prints of works by the review were generally made 100 copies. Self-taught, schwabe is known by its magical interpretation of the Gospel of childhood illustration exposed to the rose salon + cross, one of the major artistic events of the year 1892 under the patronage of Joséphin Péladan, novelist and critic art.
An extraordinarily meticulous drawing, tinged with archaism and distortions, combined with a very original visionary iconography characterize the art of Carlos schwabe. He says as well as one of most promising young designers of idealistic tendency. Emile Zola ends at the same time the cycle rougon-macquart monument of naturalistic literature. The meeting therefore seemed unlikely these two personalities that everything seemed to oppose: worldview, aesthetic generation.
But the will of the publisher Ernest Flammarion, wishing to publish an illustrated version of the dream, promotes an unexpected and full cooperation of hazards between the two men. The illustrations schwabe based on a free interpretation of the text zolien near a dreamlike and fantastical universe. This does not fail to surprise Zola, who discovers in his boards \The artist of twenty-six jauntily replied that he \In this illustration of the biblical theme, schwabe fact purifies the scene of any decor, thus focusing on the two figures of the virgin mary and angel Gabriel.The drapes are so complex and exemplary thoroughness, inspired by Gothic sculptors and primitives. They are found éfilées wings and enveloping announcing one of his most famous paintings, death and the grave-digger, dating from 1900 and exhibited at the Orsay museum. The item \lithos \The seller is \This item can be shipped to the following countries: america, europe, asia, australia.