Lithograph with watercolor added by hand
Sheet: 64.5 x 49.5 cm (25 3/8 x 19 1/2 in.); Image: 53.1 x 37 cm (20 7/8 x 14 9/16 in.)
Gift of Henry H. Hawley 1986.136
Catalogue raisonné: Arwas 23
Eugène Grasset was himself a sculptor.
Grasset, greatly influenced by the art of Japan, Persia, and Egypt, created designs for stained glass windows, furniture, tapestries, and fabrics. This female allegory of Sculpture was meant for an 1898 exhibition poster. Only the black areas and lines were printed. Rather than using a separate stone to print each color, watercolor was applied with the aid of a stencil.
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