Sketches in Paris by Adolphe Giraldon, 1880, Hand-painted Rendition.
Beautifully Detailed Sketches in Paris by Adolphe Giraldon, 1880, Hand-painted Rendition. HAND-COLORED. Unknown, Architect. From the Building News, September 24, 1880.Giraldon Adolphe (1855-1933) is a painter, illustrator and French decorator.
He also designed many sets for industrial binders or amateurs. His typical style of Art Nouveau is very recognizable.
He was a student, collaborator and friend of the painter Luc-Olivier Merson.
This picture is extremely hard to find, as the Building News not only had a very small circulation during that time, but very few were actually preserved or colored as this has been. LARGE PICTURE. It measures 12 x 16 inches. Has a mat border and foam core backing (not attached to the picture). The whole plan measures 15 by 19 inches (with mat border). Finely detailed and beautifully hand-colored. Shrink wrapped.
Plan is in VG+ condition with very light browning.
This is a highly unusual, scarce item. See our other auctions for more hand-colored original plans.