Well... here I am back again returning to an old subject !!
The boudoir art of the French artist "Jean Hardy" - To see the original post CLICK HERE
I have been contacted by a collector who has found a watercolour painting by Jean Hardy together with an unsigned painting that looks to be by the same hand. A typical subject of a pretty girl in a fancy dress wearing those pointy high heeled shoe that can be seen in many of his etchings.
Over the year, I have not come across any watercolours by this artist and it is good to see that he didn't limited his talent to just etchings. Many of these "boudoir artists" were also commercial artist producing art and illustrations for periodicals, magazines and advertisements... perhaps these were created for such a purpose ?
The "Spanish Lady" painting is signed "J Hardy October 1924" - which reinforces my original assessment of this artist's active period.
Have another look at my original posting to see more pictures by this artist... and go out and try a find some for yourself. There are plenty of postcards out there, fewer etching but how many paintings ??
Thanks to Stuart for letting me use his images.