Erté Serigraph "At The Ball"
Romain “Erté” de Tirtoff (Russian/French, 1892 – 1990)
At The Ball, circa 1981
Serigraph on paper
Signed to the lower right
Includes a certificate of authenticity
Roman De Tirtoff, known by the pseudonym Erté, is a Russian-born French designer who flourished in many fields including set design, fashion, and the graphic arts, spanning most of the 20th century. He began working for Harper’s Bazaar in 1915 creating over 240 covers for the magazine for over 22 years. His fashion illustrations appeared in numerous other publications. During 1976 Erté was awarded the title of Officer of Arts and Letters, and in 1982 the Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris by the French government. His work is housed in private and permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- prominent scratch to the glass to the upper right; residue and dust accumulation to the glass; minor abrasions to the edges of the frame.
- measures frame; image size measures 12.25" W x 17.0" H.