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Design Art, Flower Composition, Gustave Fraipont, Pair Antique Prints, c. 1900


Gustave Fraipont (1849-1923) (after)
Pair of Botanical Illustrations
Paris: c. 1900
14 x 11 inches, overall
13 x 9.75 inches, image
$275, the pair

Pair of botanical illustrations showing the graceful forms and blossoms of flowering vines from various perspectives. The orange flowers are the Chinese trumpet creeper (Campsis grandiflora).

Gustave Fraipont, a Brussels born painter and illustrator, became a naturalized French citizen and worked out of his own print shop in Paris. He collaborated on Le Courrier Français and other revues. He also created numerous travel posters, largely for the French rail, and illustrated books about Paris and other regions of France, including the Vosges, the Auvergne and the Jura, as well as children’s books. Fraipont specialized in watercolor and etching. He also authored several treatises about using art media: drawing in pen-and-ink, lithography, and the art of painting flowers and landscapes in watercolor. He also illustrated numerous books, including Paul Cosseret’s Le Livre des Fleurs [The Book of Flowers] (1895). His travel posters are in the collection of the Musée Départmental Breton, Quimper, France.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall toning and light wear to edges. Small bit of tape and tape residue triangles in corners, can be matted out when framed.

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Late 19th/Early 20th Century