|Title:||signed i cart prints"belle rose" and "secrets" 1928 print|
|Description:||signed louis icart prints or etching|
|Origin:||bought at antique shop in arcadia florida as lot with other item|
|Appraised By:||Sara Kinch|
|Appraiser Comments:||Thank you for the information. The two individual artworks that you have submitted for appraisal are an original dry-point etching on paper and a lithographic print on paper created by the artist Louis Justin Laurent Icart (1888-1950) France. One of the prints that you possess was completed by the artist in 1933 as a hand-colored etching with aquatint. The print that you possess is entitled "Belle Rose" and this etching is hand-signed in pencil by the artist at the lower right-hand corner of the print. There may be a blind stamp and printed information located on the border of the etching which includes copyright information and publication date for the artwork. Icart is known as the one of the signature artists who is concerned with the Art Deco period and style of painting. He was an illustrator and designer whose artwork graced the pages of many of the important publications of the time period that were concerned with fashion and design. The artist was active with regard to his artistic career in Paris and New York City, especially in the second decade of the 20th Century. The most-recognized images by Icart are those of the sophisticated women such as the subject matter that is depicted in the etching that you possess. With regard to whether the artwork is an etching or a lithograph, if the artwork has an indentation that runs around the border of the print, then the print is most likely an etching. This indentation is the impression left from the plate as it was pressed upon the paper to be printed. The second print submitted for inquiry bears the title "Secrets", and this print appears to be a lithographic print. This image by Icart was first produced as a dry-point etching in an edition of seventy-five signed prints. This original etching was produced in 1928 and was known by the title "Look" rather than by the title "Secrets" which is the title that appears at the lower border of the print that you possess. The print that you possess is most likely a later reproduction of the original "Look" etching of 1928. The Icart original etchings did not typically have the title printed at the lower border of the artwork, as does your print. The present owner of the print included in the information that the words "1928 print" are located somewhere on the artwork. This may be a part of the information regarding the publisher who may have been Morris & Bendien, NYC. This publisher produced lithographs for Icart as an alternative to the pricier etchings. The lithographs were published in as many as 500 pieces in an edition The original etchings do not have this information on the artworks, only later publications would include the publisher and publishing date and this may be what the writing indicates. Both artworks are prints. The etching was actually created by the hand of Icart while the later print was reproduced after the original etching as a lithographic print. For the purpose of this appraisal, "Secrets" is evaluated as a lithographic print that is not hand-signed by Icart whose values are approximately $75.00 wholesale and $200.00 retail. "Belle Rose is evaluated as a hand-signed dry-point etching whose values are approximately $900.00 wholesale and $2500.00 retail. Thank you for your inquiry. Sara Kinch|
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