item 204 - Untitled (Figure in yellow fur-trimmed suit and muff), 1913

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US NNFIT SC.187.1.204


Untitled (Figure in yellow fur-trimmed suit and muff), 1913


  • 2001 (Acquisition)
  • 1913 (Creation)

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6 1/2 x 5 inches. Watercolor.

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Jean Pierre Brissaud was born on December 23rd, 1885 in Paris, France. In his youth, Brissaud trained to be an artist. Both his brother and uncle were working in the arts when Brissaud began his career. Brissaud's first success as an artist came in 1907 when he was invited to show some prints and watercolor works at the Salon. This helped launch Brissaud's career, for after the 1907 Salon, he began getting work as an illustrator for magazines. By the 1920s, Brissaud's pochoir work could be found in La Gazette du Bon Ton, Vogue, House and Garden, Ladies Home Journal, Fortune, and Vanity Fair. Through these publications, Brissaud helped establish the Art Deco movement. Brissaud continued to work in the fashion industry during the 1920s and 1930s. Additionally, Brissaud worked on book illustrations for several authors. Little is known about Brissaud's life after the 1930s. On October 17, 1964, Pierre Brissaud passed away.

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Knox, Robert, 2001

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Figure in yellow fur-trimmed suit and muff in park-like setting (framed). "Gift to FIT library from the estate of Robert Knox August 1973. Temps Gris;" Color: watercolor; Signed lower right, Verso: card Galerie Charpentier, Paris; Client Gazette du Bon Ton

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  • English

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  • Latin

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