Ex-libris (bookplate) - Kálmán Harsányi

Archive / Ex Libris Collection

Accession Nr.: ELT 94.97
Artist/Maker:
Sassy (Aiglon), Attila (1880 - 1967)
Place of production: Budapest
Inscription: AIGLON 1910.
Materials: paper
Techniques: cliché
Dimensions:
height: 18,8 cm
width: 11,8 cm
height: 17,1 cm
width: 10,4 cm
On the ex libris of Kálmán Harsányi (1876-1929), a poet and writer, there are four naked female figures against a crowded background of geometrical and architectural motifs (partly steeples and domes), creating a fairy-tale, exotic atmosphere against the black background. On the basis of their attributes, the figures represent four branches of art: literature, dance, fine arts and music. The background at their feet is decorated with various, simple elements, scrolls and geometrical motifs.

Literature

  • Szerk.: Szilágyi András, Horányi Éva: Szecesszió. A 20. század hajnala. (Az európai iparművészet korszakai.). Iparművészeti Múzeum, Budapest, 1996. - Nr. 9.337. (Horváth Hilda)