from "The Precious Stones" collection
Original plate (not a modern reproduction)
 rescued from a collection of Erte's graphic designs published in 1978.
This publication's images were painstakingly reproduced
from the autographed, limited-edition lithographs.
The original "Precious Stones" lithographs
were published in 1969 by the Grosvenor Gallery, London.
This is the original 1978 reproduction print, it is not a copy from a laser printer, or otherwise.
This plate is in like-new condition, osemi-glossy paper,
the edge that was removed from the binding is slightly rough.
plate size: 10 15/16 X 8 3/16 inches
printed area: 10 X 6 inches
Underneath is printed a page number (which would be covered upon framing).
The back side has another image ("Amethyst"), but nothing shows through.
Highly suitable for framing!
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Romaine de Tirtoff (1892-1990), was an artist and designer of diverse talents, excelling in the fields of fashion, jewellery, graphic arts, costume & set design, and interior decor. Born in St.Petersburg, Russia, he moved to Paris in 1910 to pursue a careeer as a designer, and assumed the pseudonym Erte' (from the French pronunciation of his initials), to avoid disgracing his father, who wanted him to continue the family tradition and become a naval officer. In 1915 he secured a substantial contract with Harper's Bazaar magazine. Between 1915 and 1937 he designed over 200 of the magazine's covers, and his illustrations appeared in other notable magazines. Erte' is probably most famous for his sophisticated, glamorous fashion designs, which captured the Art Deco style so well, and his ideas and art still influence fashion today. In 1925, he was brought to Hollywood to design sets and costumes for silent films. There was a major renewal of interest in his art with the Art Deco revival in the 1960's, and he branched out into the realm of limited edition prints, bronzes, and wearable art. His work can be found in the collections of several well-known museums,
including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.