Signed oval shaped drypoint etching with aquatint, and small detail coloured by hand. 'Elégantes au perroquet'. Circa 1926, Paris. The etching depicts two women on a terrace picking roses, watched over by an indignant looking parrot. The work is signed in pencil by Jean Hardy on the bottom, lower right. Numbered in pencil # 120 of 350. In an oval art déco style dark wooden frame. Print is apparently in excellent condition, but has not been removed from its wooden frame. The frame in very good condition, with some minor scratches. Actual image size: 44 x 53 cm.
This is a fantastic example of the Années folles (France in the 1920's) passion for what was known as 'Boudoir Art. Louis Icart and Jean Hardy were two of the most popular.
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