Description: We offer a pencil signed lithograph by Rene Gruau. The composition is 9” x 6 ½” on japon paper which measures 16 ½” x 12 ½”. It is signed and editioned in graphite along the bottom margin, 198/300, with a Circle Gallery blindstamp at the lower left corner. This image was originally used for advertising Dior Men's Cologne. Item #PR00293.
Rene Gruau (1909-2004) was a fashion illustrator with a distinctive, aspirational aesthetic that continues to influence the worlds of fashion, advertising and design. His work was favored by Christian Dior, his sensibility helped to define the legendary brand. Gruau made work for numerous fashion houses and magazines, including Marie-Claire, Vogue, Balenciaga, Balmain and Lanvin.
Condition: Flyspeck, possibly in the paper manufacture, to the left of the feet, otherwise fine condition.