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Original Lucien Walery and other period photographs


Walery, Lucien (1863-1935)
Lucien Walery's contribution to the art deco movement is primarily due to his photography and reproduction as photogravures of a catalogue of nude dancers in Paris in 1923 - many from the Ballet Russe and Folies Bergere in art deco poses - some of which were copied by the statue artists of the time.
There is some confusion over the name of Walery as there were two or more photographers using the same name including the Lithuanian Count Stanislaw Julian Ostrorog (1830-1890) who used the name as an adaption of his wife's name Waleria. His son also followed in his fathers footsteps and Walery and his son were later based in Britain and were responsible for a number of photographs of famous people of the time including Queen Victoria.
The younger Count Ostrorog is often confused with Lucien Walery, who lived and worked in Paris in the period 1900-1930, and is known for his photographs of dancers mentioned above as well as photographs of leading ladies of the period including Mata Hari and Josephine Baker. Lucien signed his photographs 'Walery - Paris', 'Yrelaw', or 'Laryew'. Some believe that Lucien is the same as the younger Count Ostrorog, who is supposed to have moved to Paris, around 1900. More likely Lucien is altogether a different person of which there appears to be very little information.
Because of the nature of his photographs, (which were considered very risque to say the least in the 1920's), he published them using his pseudonym which was Laryew. Walery was just a rearrangement of the letters of his name. Many artists did this at that time. He moved to Marseilles and then on to Paris following in his fathers footsteps as a photographer to the rich and famous. Whilst in Paris he befriended Josephine Baker and photographed the girls of the Folies Bergere. He is considered by many to have been a true master of art deco photography. I have several of these photogravures and apparently all the ladies in them were dancers from the Folies Bergere, each one is numbered with a Roman numeral. Our selection of Walery pictures were published as a collection of 100 photogravures by Librairie des Arts Decoratifs. However, we do not have the entire catalogue and we also have several doubles of the same picture.

Photogravure by Walery
This original photogravure was published in Paris in 1923 by Lucien Walery. Because of the nature of his photographs, (which were considered very risque to say the least in the 1920's), he published them using his pseudonym which was Laryew. Walery was just a rearrangement of the letters of his name. Many artists did this at that time. He was a Lithuanian artist born in 1863, he moved to Marseilles and then on to Paris following in his fathers footsteps as a photographer to the rich and famous. Whilst in Paris he befriended Josephine Baker and photographed the girls of the Folies Bergere. He is considered by many to have been a true master of art deco photography. I have several of these photogravures and apparently all the ladies in them were dancers from the Folies Bergere, each one is numbered with a Roman numeral. It is interesting to note that many of the poses in these pictures ares similar to the poses of statues of the same period. It is easy to see where the statuary artists got their inspiration.They are printed on thick card that measures 12.75 inches by 9.75 (32cm x 25). Condition is vintage but very good as they have been kept in a thick protective sleeve. Unframed.

Ref: Art2160 . . . £135

Photogravure by Walery
Another in the series of original photogravures published in Paris in 1923 by Lucien Walery. See the details above for more information. I have several of these photogravures and apparently all the ladies in them were dancers from the Folies Bergere, each one is numbered with a Roman numeral. They are printed on thick card that measures 12.75 inches by 9.75 (32cm x 25). Condition is vintage but very good as they have been kept in a thick protective sleeve. Unframed.

Ref: Art2105 . . . £135

Photogravure by Walery
Another in the series of original photogravures published in Paris in 1923 by Lucien Walery. See the details above for more information. I have several of these photogravures and apparently all the ladies in them were dancers from the Folies Bergere, each one is signed Laryew in pencil and numbered with a Roman numeral. They are printed on thick card that measures 12.75 inches by 9.75 (32cm x 25). Condition is vintage but very good as they have been kept in a thick protective sleeve. Unframed.

Ref: Art2107 . . . £135

Photogravure by Walery
Another in the series of original photogravures, published in Paris in 1923 by Lucien Walery. For more information regarding these pictures please see the text at the top of page one of this section. Unframed.

Ref: Art2121 . . . £135

Theatrical Group Photo by Walery
An original Folies Bergere photograph of a theatrical performance dated 1931. I have been lucky enough to have found a collection of old original French art deco theatrical photos dating to the 1920s - 1930s. This is an official original photo by Walery and it is certified with a stamp to the back - Photographie Walery. He was an official photographer for the Folies Bergere. This photograph shows a large sofa and human dolls with a performing man and woman. The photo measures 9.25 inches by 7 inches (23.5cm x 17.5cm). It is in very good condition. Excellent for framing.Email me for more pics quoting the ref number

Ref: Art2417 . . . £165

Original Josephine Baker Photo
An original art deco advertising photo for Columbia Disques showing Josephine Baker. Dates to the 1920s. It measures 12 inches by 9 inches (30cm x 23cm). Condition is good with some minor signs of waging as one would expect - creases to corners mainly.

Ref: Art2565 . . . £295

Photogravure by Walery
This original photogravure was published in Paris in 1923 by Lucien Walery. Because of the nature of his photographs, (which were considered very risque to say the least in the 1920's), he published them in his pseudonym which was Laryew. Walery was just a re arrangement of the letters in his name. Many artists did this at that time. He was a Lithuanian artist born in 1863, he moved to Marseilles and then on to Paris following in his fathers footsteps as a photographer to the rich and famous. Whilst in Paris he befriended Josephine Baker and photographed the girls of the Folies Bergere. He is considered by many to have been a true master of art deco photography. I have several of these photogravures and apparently all the ladies in them were dancers from the Folies Bergere, each one is signed Laryew in pencil and numbered with a Roman numeral. It is interesting to note that many of the poses in these pictures are similar to the poses of statues of this same period. It is easy to see where the statuary artists got their inspiration from. They are printed on thick card that measures 12.75 inches by 9.75 (32cm x 25). Condition is vintage but very good as they have been kept in a thick protective sleeve. You can buy them unframed or I can frame them for you in a contemporary frame. Unframed £135 each or framed £150 each.

Ref: Art2367 . . . £135

Photogravure by Walery
This original photogravure was published in Paris in 1923 by Laryew. Because of the nature of his photographs, (which were considered very risque to say the least in the 1920's) - he published them in his pseudonym which was Laryew. Walery was just a re arrangement of the letter in his name. Many artists did this at that time. He was a Lithuanian artist born in 1863, he moved to Marseilles and then on to Paris following in his fathers footsteps as a photographer to the rich and famous. Whilst in Paris he befriended Josephine Baker and photographed the girls of the Folies Bergere. He is considered by many to have been a true master of art deco photography. I have several of these photogravures and apparently all the ladies in them were dancers from the Folies Bergere, each one is signed Laryew in pencil and numbered with a Roman numeral. It is interesting to note that many of the poses in these pictures are similar to the poses of statues of this same period. It is easy to see where the statuary artists got their inspiration from. They are printed on thick card that measures 12.75 inches by 9.75 (32cm x 25). Condition is vintage but very good as they have been kept in a thick protective sleeve. Unframed £135 each.

Ref: Art2298 . . . £135

Photogravure by Walery
Another in the series of original photogravures published in Paris in 1923 by Lucien Walery. See the details above for more information. I have several of these photogravures and apparently all the ladies in them were dancers from the Folies Bergere, each one is signed Laryew in pencil and numbered with a Roman numeral. They are printed on thick card that measures 12.75 inches by 9.75 (32cm x 25). Condition is vintage but very good as they have been kept in a thick protective sleeve. Unframed £135 each.

Ref: Art2332 . . . £135

Rare Mannequin Makers Photograph
Extremely rare, possibly unique French art deco mannequin makers factory photograph. Ladies sitting producing 2-dimensional mannequins and hand painting them along with hat boxes, It measures 9 inches by 6.75 inches (23cm x 17cm). An original photo dating to the 1920s and not a reprint. Condition is good would look great framed. Email me for more pics quoting the ref number.

Ref: M4305 . . . RESERVED

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