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Folies Bergere: La Porteuse de Fruits (The Fruit Carrier)
Metallic & Gouache on Paper
Original costume drawing for the Folies Bergere (1921) signed lower right. Created for the Folies Revue "'Conte Hindou' (The Hindu Story)", from the collection of noted fashion designer Ruben Torres (Nina Ricci, White Stag, Warners, & his own label). Personal commission comments au verso, in Erte's own handwriting. Documentation/verification labels on backboard by Sotheby's (1987) and The McAllen International Museum, Texas, [see cover & P.21 of their exhibition catalog "Erte and His Contemporaries (Costume Designs for the Early Twentieth Century Music Hall in Paris)" 1988]. Approx. paper dimensions: H:13.4in X W:9.8in; H:34.0cm x W.25.0cm.
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