[From the upper cover]: Exposition de Dessins de André Foy et Joseph Hémard, Sculptures et Bijoux de Roger Foy, 8 au 22 Mars [?1922]. GALERIE MONTAIGNE.

[From the upper cover]: Exposition de Dessins de André Foy et Joseph Hémard, Sculptures et Bijoux de Roger Foy, 8 au 22 Mars [?1922].

Five mounted black & white illus. (one loose). Eight unnumbered pages. Folio (270 x 210 mm.), printed pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. [Paris: ?1922].

Unrecorded in WorldCat; a rare Galerie Montaigne group exhibition catalogue, printed in an edition of 150 copies. André Foy (1886-1953) started as an illustrator for several humorous French newspapers and London’s Bystander magazine, as well as children’s books. He presented his works at a number of solo shows and several group shows, such as the Salon des Artistes Indépendants, the Salon de l’Araignée, the Salon d’Automne, and the Salon des Humoristes.

Hémard (1880-1961), a designer, draughtsman, and illustrator, is best known for his book illustration, featured in works by Rabelais, Brantôme, Restif de la Bretonne, Courteline, Villon, Molière, and Balzac, “where his light but always sympathetic talent was able to draw on the characters and situations.”

Roger Foy (n.d.), the younger brother of André and a sculptor, produced peculiar works from red lacquer, ivory, and jewelry and participated in several Salons. The critic Robert Rey wrote of him, “This occultist without knowing it, he touched stones and precious metals with the respect of the initiated.”

Introductory essay by Gabriel de Lautrec, with useful biographical information. With a checklist of 57 drawings and engravings by Hémard; 30 watercolors by A. Foy; and four sculptures and pieces of jewelry by R. Foy. The cover illustration is an amusing cartoon by A. Foy.

In excellent condition.

❧ Oxford Art online (A. Foy & Hémard).

Price: $350.00

Item ID: 6728

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