Jean Dedina (1870-1955) - Original drawing, c.1899
Superb original drawing (gouache on thin cardboard)
made by the Czechoslovakian artist Jean Dedina (1870-1955)
It is the original drawing having been used to illustrate the novel of Pierre Louÿs "The Woman and the Puppet" in 1899 (novel illustrated by Antoine Calbet and Jean Dedina).
It represents the main character André Stévenol accompanied by a young Andalusian woman Concepción Pérez whom he fell under the spell during the carnival of Seville in Spain.
Signed in pencil lower right. Period: end of the 19th century, around 1899.
Note on the back a study of a leg as well as the mention "La Femme et le Pantin, page 67"
Condition: paper sunstroke, tiny rednesses.
Total size: 16.3 x 23.5 cm.