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Saint-Alary, Henri de (b. 1846)
Watercolour of title-page "LA MAISON DE LA VIEILLE." With a man and 2 woman singing and raising glasses while a group of cats look on and above a Kangaroo
1882. Lettering in gold of the title. Signed lower left Henri de Sta. 8-1/2 X 6-1/2 inches. "Henri de Sta was born in Versailles as Arsène Henri Saint-Alary. He began his career around 1882 with La Vie Artistique and the publishing house of Léon Vanier. Coming from a family of militaries, garrison life became a regular theme in his career. De Sta worked as a humorous illustrator for Le Chat Noir since 1892. He was also present in Le Paris Bouffon (1885), Le Rire (1897) and Le Charivari (1900). He composed military alphabets, illustrated songs and produced comics for La Chronique Amusante from 1896, and for Les Contes Moraux et Merveilleux of the printing firm Pellerin d'Epinal" Lettering in gold of the title. Signed lower left Henri de Sta. 8-1/2 X 6-1/2 inches [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Vendeur: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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