Brunelleschi, Umberto

Brunelleschi, Umberto (1879-1949) – After his education at he “Academia delle Belli Arti” in Florence (Italy), this versatile artist moved to Paris. There he became a book illustrator and a set and costume dresser. He worked for magazines for which he made (fashion/costume) drawings and caricatures. He worked for “Le Rire”, “Journal des dames et des modes”, “La Vie Parisienne”, “Gazette de Bon Ton” and “Les Feuilles d’Art”. He designed stages and costumes for the “Folies Bergère”, “Le Casino de Paris” and also designed costumes for Josephine Baker. This print in the, so called, ‘pochoir’ technique (stencilled and afterwords handcolored) is of a “Bal masqué” in Venice. The print is framed behind glass and therefor quite hard to photograph. The total height with frame: 59 cms. Width: 68,5 cms. The image itself is H.: 33,5 cms Width: 43,5 cms. It is signed in pencil and in the print and it is numbered. Period: 1927. Condition: Some foxing.

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