Chairs et Dentelles E.Klem a Portfolio of 20 images. Or in this case 5 of the 20.

Continuing my fascination with this artist, I purchased this incomplete set last year on e-bay, happy to do so for the wonderful original lithographs, but also because of the original case for them, which I hoped might contain some evidence of the publisher, alas this was not so. The seller had dated them around 1940, which is too late.

Given the subject matter I suspect that this is work for the Diana Slip lingerie range which places it from between 1933-1938. The publisher may well be one of the Vidal group, but this portfolio does not appear within the bibliography. The artist was producing erotic work for Editions d’Antin, and Diana Slip is named as the author of “Princesse Cravache”, also illustrated by this artist and published by d’Antin.

Eugene Klementieff, was a famous artist/ designer, illustrator who used the signature, E.Klem, or just E.K, or sometimes no signature for his erotic works, however his style is so distinctive that it is not usually too hard to identify his work.

So to the images, sadly only 5 of the 20 called for, they are not uncommon on the web, but are often only reproduced in black and white, therefore I hope you enjoy them in their glorious colour versions. If anyone has images of the other lithographs in the set (colour), I would be very happy to add them to this listing.

See Also

Books for Trade: Maindouce, La Belle Polissonne ou le Délicieux Écart : Les Editions du Couvre-Feu, 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris (2e) n.d (1934)

Books for Trade: G.Maindouce,Sous La Jupe: Les Editions du Couvre-Feu, 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris n.d (1933)