Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art
Maurice Delcourt (1877-1916)

Delcourt was a painter of genres scenes and still lifes, and also worked as a journalist, illustrator, and printmaker. He illustrated many books, including En suivant la Seine by G.Coquiot, Ballades of P. Fort, and Les Camelots de la Pensée of J. de Tinan. According to the inscription this drawing must have been an illustration for an edition of Le Capitaine Burle, by Émile Zola. Delcourt is perhaps best remembered as a printmaker. In 1903 he and Raoul Dufy worked together on printmaking techniques. Like many French turn-of-the-century printmakers, Delcourt was influenced by Japanese ukiyo-e color woodcuts

Delcourt was a second-lieutenant in the French Army and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for bravery. He was killed in battle in the First World War at Chatancourt in the Marne on 29 December, 1916.

His work is in a number of private and public collections, including that of the Spencer Museum of Art in Kansas City.

Maurice Delcourt 1877-1916
Seated Woman with Pitcher and Brush

Charcoal drawing on wove paper
Signed, lower right: “M. Delcourt” Inscribed in parentheses: (Le capitaine Burle)
Sheet size: 10¾ X 8¼ inches
19¼ X 16¼ inches
FC99123   $675
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