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ICART EROTICA
YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD TO VIEW THE PICTURES ON THIS PAGE
These are all works of art by an internationally known artist, however some people may find them offensive. The title: Icart Erotica should give you a hint as to their content. Please do not view them if erotica is offensive to you or if you are under 18 years of age.


LOUIS ICART EROTIC ART
UPDATED 17 Oct 2021
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Louis Icart Erotica by William Holland, pictures about 300 of Louis Icart's erotic etchings.
$50 (USA shipping included. CLICK HERE to order

Most etchings on this page are
FRAMED & READY TO HANG
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"Erotica" is the accepted term for these etchings produced by Louis Icart.
But as they follow a story line, many have no nudity or erotic theme.

IMPORTANT! See info regarding signatures and other details at the bottom of this page
 
Below are all authentic Louis Icart etchings & photogravures. $15 shipping in the USA 
The following photogravures are from the book Gargantua et Pantagruel,  
illustrated by Louis Icart. Published in 1936, 
976 books were produced but only the first 76 copies included this extra suite with remarques. 
Images are 5 1/2 x 7 1/2".
Here are 4 from one of those rare 76 books. SOLD
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5 1/4 x 7 3/4" ALL 4 ARE SOLD
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 From Icart's illustrated book, La Vie des Seins, 1945, an edition of 196. Image size is 8 1/2 x 10 for single pages and 17 x 10 for the double page etchings. UNFRAMED.
FIG.#: 195 THE PROFESSOR SOLD FIG.#: 203 VIRGIN BREASTS $350
FIG.#: 196 VERY LARGE AREOLA SOLD FIG.#: 204 PALE AREOLA (double page) SOLD
FIG.#: 197
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GRANULAR AREOLA (double page)
$450 FIG.#: 205 APPLE BREASTS $350
FIG.#: 198 LITTLE BREASTS $350 FIG.# 206 PEAR BREASTS SOLD
FIG.#: 199 HEAVY BREASTS SOLD FIG.#: 207 SMALL DARK AREOLA (double page) SOLD
FIG.#: 200 SLIGHTLY SWOLLEN AREOLA $350 FIG.#: 208 VISIBLE VEINS (double page) $450
FIG.#: 201 VERY PROMINENT NIPPLES SOLD FIG.#: 209 FULL BREASTS (double page) SOLD 
FIG.#: 202 HIGHLY SWOLLEN AREOLA $350      


From Icarts illustrated book, La Nuit et le Moment, 1946, an edition of 540. Image size is 5 x 7"
FIG. #: 212 Under the Covers SOLD FIG.#: 223 Garden Gala FRAMED $195
FIG.#: 213 Moments After FRAMED $195 FIG.#: 224 A Proposition SOLD
FIG.#: 214 A Handy Carriage SOLD FIG.#: 225 e225framed.jpg (28170 bytes)
Fixated FRAMED
$195
FIG.#: 215 Stubborn Flame SOLD FIG.#: 226 Garden Kiss SOLD
FIG.#: 216 Cutie FRAMED $195 FIG.#: 227 Satisfied FRAMED $195
FIG.#: 217 The Shadow SOLD FIG.#: 228 Maid Service FRAMED $195
FIG.#: 218 Swept Away FRAMED $195 FIG.#: 229 Foot Fancier FRAMED $195
FIG.#: 219 No Stopping SOLD FIG.#: 230 Meadow Maiden FRAMED SOLD
FIG.#: 220 Enchante' SOLD FIG.#: 231 Footsie  FRAMED $195
FIG.#: 221 Under the Canopy SOLD FIG.#: 232 Reluctant Lover SOLD
FIG.#: 222 What a Surprise FRAMED $195 FIG.#. 233 A Firm Grip FRAMED $195

From Icart's illustrated book, Felecia ou mes Fredaines, 1947, an edition of 530. Image size is 5 3/4 x 7 1/2"
    FIG. #256 Dive In FRAMED $195
FIG. #247 On Bended Knee FRAMED $195 FIG. #257 Orgy Prelude FRAMED $145
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Keyhole Peeping FRAMED
$195 FIG. #258 Orgy FRAMED $145
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Sneak a Peek FRAMED
$195 FIG. #259 Two Points FRAMED $195
FIG. #250 Lie Back FRAMED $195 FIG. #260 No Strings SOLD
FIG. #251 Sweet Nothings   SOLD FIG. #261 Over Backwards SOLD
FIG. #252 The Whole Package FRAMED $195 FIG. #262 Roaming Hand SOLD
FIG. #253 My Pleasure FRAMED $195 FIG. #263 Dance Partners SOLD
FIG. #254 In the Coach FRAMED $195 FIG. #264 Carriage Fun FRAMED $145  
FIG. #255 Foreplay SOLD FIG. #265 Itching For Love SOLD

From Icart's illustrated book, Le Sopha, 1935, an edition of 497. Image size is 4 1/2 x 6 1/2"
FIG. #25 HEADFIRST FRAMED, no mat $125 FIG. #37 ON PARADE SOLD
FIG. #27 ANKLE BRACELETS SOLD FIG. #38 READY FOR LOVE FRAMED, no mat $150  
FIG. #28 TAKE ME FRAMED, no mat $150 FIG. #39 SECRET ENCOUNTER SOLD
FIG. #29 PILLOWS GALORE SOLD FIG. #40 PLEASING HER SOLD
FIG. #30 BEARSKIN ENCOUNTER SOLD FIG. #41 e41.jpg (50682 bytes)
BARE BUNS FRAMED, no mat
$125
FIG. #31 SULTAN'S SURPRISE FRAMED, no mat $150 FIG. #42 IN THE HAREM FRAMED, no mat $150
FIG. #32 AT YOUR SERVICE SOLD FIG. #43 SIDE BY SIDE SOLD
FIG. #33 DOWN WE GO FRAMED, no mat $150 FIG. #44 SEDUCTIVE DANCE SOLD
FIG. #34 THE LONG SHADOW SOLD FIG. #45 SATISFIED LOVER SOLD
FIG. #35 DOWN UNDER SOLD FIG. #46 PASSIONATE KISS SOLD
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LAST LAUGH FRAMED, no mat
$150 . .

 

From Icart's illustrated book, Le Sixieme Mariage de Barbe-Bleue, 1938, an edition of 201. Image size is 6 x 7 1/2". Page # is the title. UNFRAMED

FIG. #101 Page 9 sold FIG. #125 Page 61
w/o remarque
$225
FIG. #102 Page 11 sold FIG. #126 Page 63 $75
FIG. #103 Page 13 sold FIG. #127 Page 65 $75
FIG. #105 Page 17 sold FIG. #128 Page 67 $75
FIG. #106 Page 19 sold FIG. #130 Page 71 $75
FIG. #108 Page 23 $75 FIG. #132 Page 75 sold
FIG. #111 Page 29
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SOLD FIG. #133 Page 77 $75
FIG. #115 Page 39 sold FIG. #136 e136Rfull.JPG (65468 bytes)
Page 83
with remarque
sold
FIG. #117 Page 43 sold FIG. #138 Page 87
$125
FIG. #118 Page 45 sold FIG. #139 Page 89 sold
FIG. #119 Page 47 sold FIG. #141 Page 93 $75

 

From Icart's final book, Les Amours de Psyche et de Cupidon, 1949, an edition of 165. Image size is 6 1/2 x 9 1/4". UNFRAMED
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At Rest. $300

IMPORTANT info regarding signatures and other details on the erotic etchings:

Icart provided the illustrations for 24 French-published books in the years 1925-1948. They were called livre d'artiste or ''artist's books'' because the illustrations were not just printed pictures on the pages like in a modern day coffee table book; the illustrations were actual etchings (or engravings) printed from Icart's individual copper plates and then hand colored. A few books, like Faust, contained photogravure prints rather than etchings. These editions were larger, as the photogravure process is not limited to 500 quality images as is the etching process.  

Each book was numbered and the edition size was between 50-500. If there were 500 copies of the book, then there were 500 copies of each “erotic” image produced. Many of the books were not bound. The text pages and the engravings came in a fancy box. Because of the high value of the complete book, and the desire by collectors to display the artwork in frames, most dealers break up the books and sell the artwork individually.

With rare exceptions, the etchings were not signed. No, the piece on ebay for $300 is not that rare exception. Think about it. No artist is going to spend his life signing individual pages of a book. Compare the added signatures on the pieces, sold mainly on ebay, to genuine signatures on his full-size etchings. You will find some examples by clicking on the titles HERE.

Most books were sold in both limited-deluxe and standard editions. The deluxe books had extra suites in B&W and/or sepia. You will see these sold individually, sometimes with added coloring and again, many times with added signatures. Most collectors consider them of lesser value. The deluxe books sometimes included a suite of etchings with remarque drawings at the bottom. These usually sell for a premium because of the rarity and the added artwork. A very few special books had a signed watercolor drawing which followed the theme of the book. The watercolors were never identical to the book etchings. They WERE pencil-signed. It sounds confusing, but the watercolors are on a flat sheet of paper with no plate impression line and do not match the regular book pictures. They are obviously not a page from a book and very few were made and in circulation.   

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ABOVE: 5 fake signatures. Icart's O and the T are two letters that are hard to duplicate.

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ABOVE: 3 authentic signatures from full-size etchings.

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