Andre Virion. Gouaches, being a set, perhaps entered for a graphic design competition, the first and last leaf appearing to act as title and colophon. Gouaches, individually 39 X 32cm, 9 loose leaves, some signed "And. Vir.", edges left perforated, "Studio Art, And. Vir." Paris, (1942).
1. [Title]. "Studio d'Arte And. Vir. Everything for Advertisiing. Projects - Models - Posters", with numerous corrective mss notes and a gouache palette as a central vignette; 2 & 3. Maxim's. Two almost identical projects on dark blue paper, unsigned, titled "My prince ... Chez Maxim's". 4 & 5. Lucien Lelong perfumes. Two different projects, in black & white, on grey paper, signed, and one dated 1942; one playing with typography, the other with the symbol of the four-leaved clover (on the back: "Groupe artistic And. Vir."). 6. Orfevrerie Fouquet-Lapar. Two projects showing pieces og goldsmith's work, on beige and black paper, unsigned. 7. Leather goods Andre Dallioux. Leather bag. Colours, beige paper, unsigned. 8. "Master Luthier. Head of Beethoven and violin. Colurs, brown paper, unsigned. 9. [Colophon] "Artistic album [...] produced thanks to the Collaboration of Elite Houses concerned about the good taste of their Clientele and happy to bring to Young Artists who offer them their talent the possibility of creating".
All at least very good condition. Magnificent work.