Centenaire de la Statue de la Liberté : lithographies originales de Michel Dubre, Michel Lacoste, Hugo de Saint-Morand, Eric Schlumberger, et Eric Gaudin, Katia Schmitt
- Place of publication from colophon., Limited edition of 250 copies, signed and numbered; nos. 1-4 reserved for Ronald Reagan, François Mitterand, Edward Koch and Jacques Chirac, respectively., Title page and one leaf with introductory material signed (in printed facsimile) by five descendents of Frenchmen associated with the design of the Statue of Liberty, including Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and Gustav Eiffel, accompanying six color lithographic prints, all printed on Arches paper and bearing the blind stamp "Mourlot Paris," each print signed and numbered by the individual artist, with most of the images celebrating the theme of liberty. Large folio. Text and plates loose, as issued in blue cloth portfolio designed by Paul Figarola; simple line or contour drawing of the Statue of Liberty stamped in gilt on front panel., A commemorative portfolio of color lithographs showcasing artwork created in honor of the Statue of Liberty's centennial (1886-1986). The artists -- Michel Dubre, Michel Lacoste, Hugo de Saint-Morand, Eric Schlumberger, Eric Gaudin, and Katia Schmitt -- were selected through a drawing contest held by the students of the Lycée Bartholdi in Colmar, France, birthplace of sculptor Auguste Bartholdi., and Rare Books copy: No. 82/250; a fine set in portfolio.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Rare Books copy: Purchased from F.A. Bernett Books; 2017., Rare Books copy: Purchased with funds from the J. Harvey Fahnestock Endowment for Scientific, Engineering and Rare Books; 2017., and Purchased with funds from the J. Harvey Fahnestock Endowment for Scientific, Engineering and Rare Books; 2017
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