Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Fox and Grapes by H.G. Schlesinger

fox and grapes by Henri Guillaime Schlesinger 19c
Henri Guillaime Schlesinger's "Fox and Grapes" is a beautiful color lithograph. Dated 1850, it has the common characteristic of most lithographic pictures of the era: attention to detail. Considering access to Harem was actually not allowed, I can say these are truely the first scrapbooking examples. You draw the carpet from a friend's house, the curtain from somewhere else, ladies could be your relatives, and you end up with an imaginary harem.

Dimensions: 43x55 cm.
Estimated value: $ 300

1 comment:

  1. wow. so that's how artists were able to illustrate situations they probably never even witnessed.