Paul-Émile Bécat - Le diable au corps / Dessin original signé

Paul-Émile Bécat - Le diable au corps / Dessin original signé
Pencil drawing - Hand signed - 1950

Paul-Emile BECAT (1885-1960)

Very pretty pencil drawing - signed on the bottom right

Title: Le diable au corps.

26 x 21 cm

In very good condition (see photos).

Paul-Emile Bécat is a French painter and engraver best known for his erotic illustrations. Bécat's prolific work is often made with a dry tip, the engraving technique by which images are attached to copper plates with needles, giving unique delicate lines. He was born on February 2, 1885 in Paris, France and studied at the School of Fine Arts under the aegis of François Flameng and Gabriel Ferrier. He became a famous portrait painter of French writers and in 1913 he exhibited at the Paris Salon before travelling to Africa, then received the first prize from Rome in 1920. Later in his career, he specialized in erotic art, his explicit images in pastel tones became famous. He illustrated nearly 100 books, notably for Voltaire, Diderot, Baudelaire and Verlaine. He died on January 1, 1960 in Paris.

Lot details
Paul-Émile Bécat
Title of artwork
Le diable au corps / Dessin original signé
Pencil drawing
Hand signed
In very good condition
Sold with frame
Image size
26×21 cm
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