Nouveaux Méandres: The Roman Theatre – Orange, c. 1931
85 in an edition of 99. Signed in pencil lower right: “Decaris”; numbered in pencil lower left: “85/99”. Titled in pencil in lower left margin by Samuel Chamberlain: “The Roman Theatre-Orange”. Watermarks are a heart and beehive design and “Auvergne” along right margin, domed building in oval in lower right margin, and “papier a la main” along left margin. A fine impression in fine condition with margins measuring 2 to 3″ all around. Related to an earlier ink wash drawing by Decaris, “The Great Wall and the Town of Orange – Morning.”
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.