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Armstrong Fine Art

Armstrong Fine Art is dedicated to presenting superior works of art on paper by artists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Our booth will feature preparatory drawings for a ceramic table service that was designed by decorative arts master Jules-Auguste Habert-Dys (1850-1930). These working drawings were transformed into actual ceramic plates, and presented at the 1889 Parisian Exposition to critical acclaim. The designs are very forward thinking for their time, showing the way toward "Art Nouveau". Our exhibit will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue. We will also feature other drawings by 19th century French artists.
200 East Walton Place
Chicago IL, 60611
Bernard Derroitte, owner
Jules Auguste Habert-Dys
Henri Guérard
René Georges Hermann-Paul
Jean-François Raffaëlli
Jules-Auguste Habert Dys (1850-1930)
[Project for a Knife Plate]
Pencil, ink and watercolor on thick wove paper, 1888-89.
Design commissioned by Pillivuyt for the 1889 Parisian Exposition.
Signed in ink.
Sheet size: 19 3/8 x 12 7/8 inches. Image Diameter: 11 ¼ inches.