Gaston Noury was a French painter, illustrator, cartoonist and theatrical costume designer, working in Le Havre and Paris. From at least the 1890s on, he produced artwork for posters, books and postcards. These works covered a wide range of subject matter, including illustrated songbooks, genre scenes and fashion plates. Two of his costume maquettes are in the collection of the Christian Dior Museum in France.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, fading, wear, soiling, soft creases, marks, smudges. Some with linen tape or linen tape residue in the side margin, can be matted out. Some with minor indentations or hard creases. Some with masking tape hinge backside, top margin, apparently stable. Some signatures fairly faded. All condition issues typical for working costume designs.
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