|Image Size:||17.00″ x 23.00″|
Charles Paul Renouard first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1877. He was primarily a printmaker known for his images of actors, dancers and musicians from the Patis Opera and the Theatre Royal, Driry Lane. The Graphic , a weekly pictorial paper founded in 1869 engaged artists from differant Europen countries to send the magazine sketches of events for the readers back home in the USA. Paul Renouard was one of those artists. This series of beautifully executed lithographs were probably from that time when he was out in the field working for The Graphic. Although the Great War was full of horrors Renouard manages to bring beauty and stillness into some of these images and power and drama into others. His skill is apparent and his recording of history in this manner is rare. All the images are in good condition with some of the edges worn by age. A very special series of prints by a well known and beloved artist. All the lithographs are signed in pencil by the artist and numbered 40/125. All of these images have the artists titles written in French on the bottom left of the page. The marks are very faint and hard to decipher so I have named them all the Great War 1 thru i2 . Off to battle through the tunnels.