|Artist: ||Bigot, Georges|
|Size/Format: ||6.5 by 18 inches|
|Description: ||A watercolour study of soldiers and a young lady. Signed and dated Tokyo, 1897.|
|Condition: ||Some minor wormage. Two small stains to right.|
|Notes: ||Georges Ferdinand Bigot studied with the masters of the academic art tradition Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904) and Carolus-Duran (1837-1917) at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, and studied etching under Felix Buhot (1847-1898). He worked as an illustrator, contributing to the popular journal La Vie Moderne as well as a book entitled L'Art Japonais by Louis Gonse (Paris, 1883) among others. Fascinated with Japan and its new accessibility to the West, he secured a position for himself as a teacher of drawing and French and moved there in 1881. He returned to Paris in 1899 and continued an active career as engraver, illustrator and poster artist, in a style consistently rooted in Japanese art forms.
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