Parijs,Aquar/Litho,La Sainte Chapelle, Sign. HERBELOT
The street painter/artist famous for Parisian street scenes. Herbelot was only a pseudonym his real name is somewhat unknown.
Herbelot was active in Paris around the period from 1940 to 1960.
Herbelot first made rough on site street sketches these were unsigned and bear only the location name. These sketches were later reproduced in his studio ready for litho reproduction prints. it is the lithograph prints and the oleo prints (line drawings with the colours added later) which bear his "Herbelot" identity and issue numbers.
The originals of which there would be two, firstly the street sketch and subsequently the Lithograph master for reproduction with the added identity.
The original water colour street sketches are the most inspiring as they have hidden depth that is lost when the sketches are finalised on Lithographic plates.
Lithograph reproduction was the intention, producing many copies of desirable scenes to sell to tourists The lithograph process produced a finished article that was comparable to a water colour original.
Herbelot wrote with a forward slant and his "Ts" were crossed with long strokes as his shown in his identity signature.
His original water colour sketches do not show finite detail. However, when viewed from 2 mtrs away they allow ones imagination to translate the artists view and one can fully grasp the portrayed action.(11/9/16