One of 36 copies

Marc ROUXQuatre bois gravés dessinés & enluminés par Marcel Roux (jeune).

Paris, (Artisan Pressier Emile Fequet), (28 June) 1919.

Folio, in sheets loose as issued in the original printed wrappers with two small illustrations hand-coloured by the artist on the front cover.

(4)pp., small original drawing in India ink on the title page, 4 stunning original woodcut plates hand-coloured and signed in pencil by the artist. Complete.

First and only edition.

One of only 36 numbered copies, this copy, not numbered, inscribed by Marc Roux to Marthe Fequet and Suzanne Fequet of the printing house of the same name. Emile Fequet, active until 1907, collaborated with Auguste Lepère and worked for Ambroise Vollard; his daughter, Marthe, took over the workshop and founded, with Pierre Baudier, the art printing house Fequet & Baudier where many artists like Rouault, Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Miró, de Staël or Arp had their prints issued.

Marc Roux or Marcel Roux jeune (b.1903), French illustrator, son of the noted French phantasmagorical and Symbolist engraver and painter Marcel Roux (1878-1922). Suffering from illnesses to which he was exposed as a medical orderly during the First World War, the artist’s father could no longer execute etchings, his prime medium, and turned to woodcuts. The present suite was probably executed by Marc in his father’s studio. Though an early work in the artist’s career, it shows great skill and foreshadows his later typical style often characterized by bold colours. Marc Roux worked for several publishers including Devambez in Paris. According to an entry in Justin Croft’s Catalogue of the late Martin Stone’s collection of French books, Marthe Fequet and Marc Roux were apparently in love at the time of publication.

Very rare indeed.

A very good copy.

Prix: 1.500,00 euros

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