[From upper wrapper]: Les Peintres Français Nouveaux. No. 14, Suzanne Valadon.

Signed wood-engraved port. of Valadon by G. Aubert & 28 black & white illus. (some pasted on, others plates). 63 pp. Small 4to (169 x 130 mm.), orig. printed wrappers. Paris: Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Française, 1922.

An uncommon luxury edition of the first publication on the artist’s career, written by critic and art historian Robert Rey (1888-1964). This is one of 215 numbered copies on pur fil Lafuma, supplemented with an original wood-engraved portrait of Valadon (1865-1938) by Georges Aubert bound-in at the beginning. Valadon began as a model for Puvis de Chavannes, Renoir, Forain, Toulouse-Lautrec, etc., and became a full-time painter in 1896. She was the first woman admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and showed at a number of important exhibitions. A productive relationship with the avant-garde gallerist Berthe Weill led to 19 exhibitions between 1913 and 1932. Valadon was the mother of Maurice Utrillo.

This work contains an essay by Rey, with text illustrations of her Valadon’s work, followed by contemporary reviews. Many of her earliest pictures are reproduced. There is also a list of her exhibitions

Fine copy.

❧ Oxford Art Online (Valadon). See also Ann Sutherland Harris & Linda Nochlin, Women Artists: 1550-1950 (1976), pp. 259-61.

Price: $250.00

Item ID: 7289

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