A Page of preparatory Pencil Sketches.The main image depicting a horse & elegantly dressed rider.
Boutet de Monvel was a French painter,sculptor,engraver,fashion illustrater & interior designer.He received particular regognition for his early paintings of geometric inspiration from the early 1900's,then durring the First World War his paintings of Morocco created durring his National Service there.Following this & due to financial considerations he contibuted fashion drawings to magazines such as Femina,Jardin des modes nouvelles & Gazette du Bon Ton,He worked closely durring this period with the couturier Paul Poiret & illustrator Georges Barbier.
He subsequently continued his painting career especially as a portratist & also continued his Fashion related work,additionally receiving commissons from Vogue & Harpers & Queen.
Boutet de Monvel travelled to the United States in 1926 where his work was exhibited & subsequently began to receive commissions for portraits from the American Cafe Society,including the Astors & Vanderbilt families.Commissions from High Sociaty followed,his potraits of the Maharaja & Maharani of Indore are a perfect example of his portraits,these pictures also ipitimise the glamour & sophisication of the Art Deco Period.
Dimenions:Image size 31cm by 24cm,Overall size 49cm by 43cm.