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"Madrilene" Umberto Brunelleschi Pochoir Hand Colored Stencil Signed & Dated

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A vibrant gouache pochoir print by Umberto Brunelleschi.
This limited edition print is bursting with bright pigment and color.
This piece was published by "L'Estampe Moderne" of Paris.  
The top left text on the print reads: 
 "Publie par l' Estampe Moderne, 14, rue de Richelieu, Paris - 1926"
The top right text reads: 
 "Copyright 1926 by Ste Ame l'Estample Moderne - Paris"
The bottom right has Brunelleschi's Signature in pencil, and also the title "Primer Bisou"
The back is stamped "Charles C. Colman / Architect / 1820 Euclid Avenue / Cleveland 15, Ohio"
Approx. Dimensions:
Overall Size: 
 Height: 25 1/2"
 Width: 18 1/2" 
Print Size: 
 Height: 17 1/2"
 Width:  12 1/4" 
Good condition in relation to its age. 
The color is in excellent, vibrant condition. 
This print has spent it's years safe in a folio, and it shows. 
Tiny soil stain on right side, and small tear at top edge.
Please see all photos for complete description.

Umberto Brunelleschi (June 21, 1879 - February 16, 1949) was an Italian artist. He was born in Montemurlo, Italy, 

studied at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence and moved to Paris in 1900 with Ardengo Soffici where he soon established himself as a printer, book illustrator, set and costume designer.

He worked for Le Rire as a caricaturist (often under the pseudonym's Aroun-al-Raxid or Aron-al-Rascid) and was a contributor to many of the deluxe French fashion publications including Journal des Dames et Des Modes, La Vie Parisienne, Gazette du Bon Ton and Les Feuillets d'Art. Brunelleschi was also the artistic director of the short lived but significant La Guirlande d'art et de la litterature 1919-1920.

After serving in the Italian Army during the First World War, he returned to Paris. In the 1920s he diversified into set and costume designs for the Folies Bergère, the Casino de Paris, the Théâtre du Châtelet and theaters in New York City, Germany, and in his native country. In Italy, he worked for Opera Houses such as La Scala in Milan, and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence. 

He created costumes for Josephine Baker. He is also noted for his design of the Martial et Armand logo c. 1923.

His illustrated books include Voltaire (Candide, 1933), Charles Perrault (Contes du temps jadis, 1912), Musset (La Nuit vénitienne), Goethe, Diderot (Les Bijoux indiscrets, etc.), Les Masques et les personnages de la Comédie italienne, 1914; Phili ou Par delà le bien et le mal, 1921; Le Radjah de Mazulipatam, 1925; Le Malheureux Petit Voyage, 1926; and Les Aventures du roi Pausole, 1930.

Umberto Brunelleschi died 1949 in Paris, France.


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