HAUTECOEUR, Louis. ~ Dans La Rue et Dans La Cour. [Title in Russian].
22 original woodcuts on c. 275 x 230mms. 15 are handcoloured plus 7 uncoloured duplicates, each has a small artist’s stamp of Hautecoeur and several are also signed in pencil. In folding mounts and in a modern wrapper and folding case preserving an earlier manuscript label. In addition there is an 8 page wood engravers catalogue from the Galerie de Grandhomme in Paris for February 1914 which includes 11 of these woodcuts under the title of “Types Russes”.
These woodcuts of Russian figures are remarkably good and were exhibited in Paris when Hautecoeur returned from teaching at the Institut Français in St Petersburg between 1911 and 1913. Hautecoeur (1884-1973) was an important art curator, art historian and educationalist but also an accomplished print maker.
These unrecorded prints are a real find.