Les Peintres de la Manufacture Nationale de Tapisseries de Beauvais. Raoul Dufy

Les Peintres de la Manufacture Nationale de Tapisseries de Beauvais. Raoul Dufy
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Jean Ajalbert.

Paris. Eugene Rey. 1932. First edition. Wrappers. Unpaginated [32 pages]. 8 b&w photographic plates printed on rectos only, and two portrait plates. 190 x 140mm (7 x 5"). 0.1kg. . French. Fine; a very well preserved copy.

An illustrated pamphlet depicting furniture made by Andre Groult, with tapestries designed by the painter Raoul Dufy for the Manufacture Nationale de Tapisseries de Beauvais.

The Beauvais factory saw something of a renaissance in the 1920s and 30s under the directorship of Jean Ajalbert. Ajalbert commissioned painters of the day to design tapestries for the firm, the most notable being Dufy. The 'Paris' series of tapestries were designed to fit items of furniture made by Andre Groult and the set was comprised of a screen, a sofa, two arm-chairs and 4 chairs, all of which are illustrated here. Short biographies of Dufy and Groult are also included.