Two (2) Louis Icart (French, 1888-1950) signed etchings: Symphony in Blue and Miroir de Venise. 1st item: "Symphony in Blue," 1936, etching and aquatint with handcoloring, pencil signed 'Louis Icart'' lower right, artist's blindstamp lower left and publication line upper left. Sight – 23 1/4" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed – 30" H x 26" W. Ref. Holland, Catania & Isen, 461. 2nd item: "Miroir de Venise," 1937, etching and aquatint with hand coloring, pencil signed "Louis Icart" lower right, artist's blindstamp lower left and publication line upper left. Sight: 23" H x 19" W. Framed – 30" H x 26" W. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: Not examined out of frames. Both appear to be in very good condition with minor toning. Some grime to mats and tape residue to glass. Frames in very good condition.
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