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Louis Icart Etching ‘Casanova’*
Humourous and rather wonderful drypoint and aquatint etching by Louis Icart titled ‘Casanova’.
The roguish lover is seen dancing with his latest young lovely, who is obviously enjoying every moment in his arms as she throws her head back, her mask covering her eyes, and the top of her dress having slipped down from her shoulders almost to her waist.
Look closely and you’ll see that behind the long curtain that Casanova has in one hand, is a bedroom with a rather fine looking four poster just visible. Unbeknown to his partner – or perhaps not – he’s obviously about to swish the curtain to one side and deftly dance the young lady towards the bed.
Full of movement and atmosphere as are so many of Icart’s artworks, and beautifully drawn and coloured.
Signed in pencil at bottom right and marked ‘Copyright 1928 by L. Icart, Paris’ at top right. Also showing the embossed LI Paris windmill mark at bottom left.
The framed size is 84.5 X 61 cm with the visible image measuring approximately 51 X 33.5 cm.
Showing some small light foxing on parts of the lighter surround, just inside the mount but otherwise in fine condition.