Nouveaux Méandres: Cloister Detail – St. Trophime – Arles, c. 1931
86 in an edition of 99. Signed in pencil lower right: “Decaris”; numbered in pencil lower left: “86/99”. Titled in pencil in lower left margin by Samuel Chamberlain: “Cloister Detail – St. Trophime – Arles”. Watermarks are a heart and beehive design and “Auvergne” along right margin, domed building in oval at lower right corner margin, and “papier a la main” along left margin. A fine impression in fine condition, printed on full sheet measuring 16 x 13 1/2″.
Illustrated in “Nouveaux Méandres”, a travelogue and commentary on Southern French cities by author, poet, and critic, Charles Maurras (French, 1868-1952). Paris: Les Éditions du Cadran, 1931. Illustrated with 12 engravings by Albert Decaris. Decaris made outside editions in 99 signed, numbered impressions of the illustrations in “Nouveaux Méandres,” to which this impression belongs.
This print was also the subject of a very famous stamp by Decaris.