Sidewall, Le Marin [The Sailor], 1925–30
This design is printed in a two column format, with a view of a soldier standing next to a keg or barrel, in front of a tall ship alternating with the silhouette of a woman wearing a grass skirt, carrying a container on her head. The two views are enframed by lush tropical foliage and coconut palm trees.
Laboureur was a painter, draftsman, illustrator and printmaker. He attended the Académie Julian in Paris in 1896 and studied printmaking. Around 1912 he became influenced by cubism which made a significant change in his artistic style. He had his first major exhibition at Gallery André Groult in Paris and later that same year enlisted in the British Army. Laboureur made a series of prints expressing his views of the war, and this theme reappears in some of his later works.
It is credited
Gift of Frankl Galleries.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 43.8 x 47 cm (17 1/4 x 18 1/2 in.)
It is inscribed
Verso: "Frankl Galleries / 4--1--1S / $9.00" Near bottom edge: "Andre Groult A Paris / 1930-11-1E / 13 0"
Cite this object as
Sidewall, Le Marin [The Sailor], 1925–30; Made by André Groult (French, 1884–1967); France; block-printed on paper; H x W: 43.8 x 47 cm (17 1/4 x 18 1/2 in.); Gift of Frankl Galleries; 1930-11-1-e
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.