Verneuil Art Nouveau Seahorse Note Cards
Elegant seahorses cling to undulating seaweed. You can almost feel the gentle sway of the water. Sophisticated palette of onyx black and chamoisee brown on an Isabelline (similar to parchment white) background . One of M.P. Verneuil's signature designs and a fine example of Gilded Age grace and refinement.
Blank inside. Add your name or initials for personalized note cards if you wish, or add text to turn it into a greeting card. Matching postage stamps, address labels, stickers and more are available in my gallery.
About the artist: Maurice Pillard-Verneuil studied under Art Nouveau master Eugene Grasset. An early interest in Japanese printmaking blossomed into a passion for Asian art after his visit to Southeast Asia. In love with nature and the natural world, he drew inspiration from plants, flowers, animals, insects and marine life.
About this artwork:This particular design is from a suite of 60 color lithographs after decorative Art Nouveau devices by Mucha, Verneuil and Auriol found in the book 'Combinaisons Ornementales se Multipliant à l'Infini à l'Aide du Miroir' (Decorative Combinations, Infinitely Multiplied with a Mirror) by George Auriol, pseudonym of Jean-Georges Huyot, journalist, poet, songwriter, painter and engraver. Published in the year 1900 by Librairie Centrale des Beaux Arts, Paris.
It has been carefully and lovingly prepared for print by a professional graphic artist using state-of-the-art software. It is a joy to bring the best art of previous centuries into our own for everyday use and enjoyment. I hope you will enjoy using these notecards as much as I enjoyed working on the design.