Ex-Libris Praehistoriae. George Goury.
Etching. Plate 159 x 121mm. 6¼ x 4¾"
Urbain Wernaers (1888-1981), Dutch painter, etcher and lithographer of urban views and landscapes. George Goury (1877-1959) was one of the masters of prehistoric France. While very young he became a member of the Archaeological Society of Lorraine and was elected assistant librarian in 1897 and then as librarian in 1900. He participated in several excavations in Lorraine and beyond, which puts him in contact with many French and foreign researchers. He was an avid book collector whose collection of 'ex libris' was most important, not only from the 19th Century ex libris but also those he commissioned himself from some of the most fashionable artists of the early 1900's.
[Ref: 18066] £120.00