A sad clerk by SEM [Georges Goursat]

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An attractive original watercolour

A sad clerk / Un greffier triste

1900. An attractive signed original watercolour of a hard working clerk at his desk, with piles of paper awaiting his attention. No date. On heavy paper, and beneath cream passe partout. Slight crease to the paper (not visible under the caricature), otherwise the illustration is in excellent condition. Signed by SEM to the lower right corner. Passe partout is neat, but with a touch of foxing to the edges. Artwork 22cm x 17 cm. Page / Passe partout 33.5 x 25.5 cm. Georges Goursat (1863-1934), known as SEM, was a French caricaturist famous during the Belle Époque. Born in Périgueux, he published his caricatures in 1888. He designed posters, and began to produce illustrations for L'Illustration and Le Rire. After a while as a war correspondent, he returned to his caricatures. In 1923, he was made an officer of the Legion of Honour. He died in 1934.

. Une jolie aquarelle originale signée représentant un employé travaillant dur à son bureau, avec des piles de papier attendant son attention. Sur papier épais, et sous le passe-partout crème. Léger pli au papier (non visible sous la caricature), sinon l'illustration est en excellent état. Signée par SEM dans le coin inférieur droit. Le passe-partout est soigné, mais les bords sont un peu roussis. Œuvre d'art 22cm x 17 cm. Page / Passe partout 33.5 x 25.5 cm. Georges Goursat (1863-1934), connu sous le nom de SEM, est un caricaturiste français célèbre à la Belle Époque. Né à Périgueux, il publie ses caricatures en 1888. Il dessine des affiches et commence à produire des illustrations pour L'Illustration et Le Rire. Après avoir été correspondant de guerre, il revient à ses caricatures. En 1923, il est fait officier de la Légion d'honneur. Il meurt en 1934. 1

Book ID: 4413
Category: Art, French
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