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Sta) Saint-Alary, Henri de (b. 1846-1920)
Watercolour of title-page "LA MAISON DE LA VIEILLE." Title done in gold. 4 cats and a kangaroo looking at an old seated lady, lady standing by. Soldier above
Henri de Sta [pseudonyme d'Arsène-Henry de Saint-Alary (1846-1920)]. Signed lower right by artist. 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." Henri de Sta [pseudonyme d'Arsène-Henry de Saint-Alary (1846-1920)]. Signed lower right by artist. 8-1/2 X 6-1/2 inches [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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