Pierre-Eugène Clairin, ‘Paysages des Etats-Unis / American Landscapes’, 1947, Sylvan Cole Gallery

Paysages des Etats-Unis.

Paris: aux depens de l'artiste, 1947.

A spectacular album of somewhat impressionistic color lithographs, dedicated to the artist's (American) mother, which depict the picturesque scenery of the East Coast from Massachusetts to Virginia, c. 1946.

13 original color lithographs, 10 of which are matted, full-page, and hors-texte, each signed and numbered in pencil.

EXCEPTIONALLY, LAID INTO THIS COPY IS A STUNNING ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR BY CLAIRIN ON FINE WOVE PAPER, FULLY SIGNED, TITLED ("ENTREE DU PORT DE GLOUCESTER"), DATED ("15 AOUT 46"), AND DEDICATED ("POUR MANET") IN PENCIL.

Edition limited to 115 numbered sets.

Printed on fine Lana wove paper. Scenes include Madison Avenue, New York at Night, Sunset Lodge, Rockefeller Center, Westport, East River, Charlottesville, Baltimore, Allbany, University of Virginia, Gloucester Port, and others.

Large folio (15 1/2" tall). Loose as issued in original wraps. FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH NO DEFECTS. In the original chemise (perfect) and slipcase (lightly worn).

About Pierre-Eugène Clairin

French, 1897-1980, Cambrai, France, based in Saint-Loup-de-Naud, France