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ICART EROTICA
YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD TO VIEW THE PICTURES ON THIS PAGE
These are all works of art by an internationally known artist, however some people may find them offensive. The title: Icart Erotica should give you a hint as to their content. Please do not view them if erotica is offensive to you or if you are under 18 years of age.


LOUIS ICART EROTIC ART
UPDATED 12 Aug 2017
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Louis Icart Erotica by William Holland, pictures about 300 of Louis Icart's erotic etchings.
$50 (USA shipping included. CLICK HERE to order

All single page etchings on this webpage are
FRAMED & READY TO HANG
IMPORTANT! CLICK HERE for info regarding signatures and other details on the erotic etchings 
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Over 180 Scanned Pictures
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"Erotica" is the accepted term for these etchings produced by Louis Icart.
As they follow a story line, many have no nudity or erotic theme. 

IMPORTANT! CLICK HERE for info regarding signatures and other details on the erotic etchings 

Below are all authentic Louis Icart etchings
and a few photogravures
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Now available framed and matted--READY TO HANG 
USA SHIPPING is only $15 for any size order


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The following etchings are from the book
La Nuit et le Moment illustrated by Louis Icart
Published in 1946, 540 copies were produced
The images measure 5 x 7"

11 x 14" FRAMED
These are all genuine etchings. They were never signed by Icart

CLICK THE underlined TITLE to view the etching
IMPORTANT! CLICK HERE for info regarding signatures and other details on the erotic etchings
all are FRAMED [as shown above] AND READY TO HANG

SPECIAL: The Complete Book of 23 etchings in slipcase $1,450 FIG.#: 223 Garden Gala FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15
FIG. #: 212 Under the Covers SOLD FIG.#: 224 A Proposition SOLD
FIG.#: 213 Moments After FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15 FIG.#: 225 Fixated FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15
FIG.#: 214 A Handy Carriage FRAMED SOLD FIG.#: 226 Garden Kiss FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15
FIG.#: 215 Stubborn Flame FRAMED SOLD FIG.#: 227 Satisfied FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15
FIG.#: 216 Cutie FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15 FIG.#: 228 Maid Service SOLD
FIG.#: 217 The Shadow FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15 FIG.#: 229 Foot Fancier FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15
FIG.#: 218 Swept Away FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15 FIG.#: 230 Meadow Maiden FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15
FIG.#: 219 No Stopping SOLD FIG.#: 231 Footsie SOLD
FIG.#: 220 Enchante' FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15 FIG.#: 232 Reluctant Lover SOLD
FIG.#: 221 Under the Canopy FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15 FIG.#. 233 A Firm Grip FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15
FIG.#: 222 What a Surprise FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15      
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The following etchings are from the book
Felecia ou Mes Fredaines illustrated by Louis Icart
Published in 1947,  530 copies were produced
The images measure 5 3/4 x 7 1/2"

11 x 14" FRAMED
These are all genuine etchings. They were never signed by Icart

CLICK THE underlined TITLE to view the etching
IMPORTANT! CLICK HERE for info regarding signatures and other details on the erotic etchings

all are FRAMED [as shown above] AND READY TO HANG

 SPECIAL: The Complete Book of 20 etchings in slipcase $1,450 FIG. #256 Dive In FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15
FIG. #247 On Bended Knee FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15 FIG. #257 Orgy Prelude FRAMED $145 USA shipping $15
FIG. #248 Keyhole Peeping FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15 FIG. #258 Orgy FRAMED $145 USA shipping $15
FIG. #249 Sneak a Peek FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15 FIG. #259 Two Points FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15
FIG. #250 Lie Back FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15 FIG. #260 No Strings SOLD
FIG. #251 Sweet Nothings FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15 FIG. #261 Over Backwards FRAMED SOLD
FIG. #252 The Whole Package FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15 FIG. #262 Roaming Hand FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15
FIG. #253 My Pleasure FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15 FIG. #263 Dance Partners SOLD
FIG. #254 In the Coach FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15 FIG. #264 Carriage Fun FRAMED $145  USA shipping $15
FIG. #255 Foreplay FRAMED SOLD FIG. #265 Itching For Love FRAMED $195 USA shipping $15

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The following etchings are from the book

Le Sopha illustrated by Louis Icart
Published in 1935, 497 copies were produced
The images measure 4 1/2 x 6 1/2"
10 x 12" FRAMED
These are all genuine etchings. They were never signed by Icart

CLICK THE underlined TITLE to view the etching
IMPORTANT! CLICK HERE for info regarding signatures and other details on the erotic etchings

all are FRAMED [as shown above] AND READY TO HANG

FIG. #25 HEADFIRST $125 FRAMED FIG. #37 ON PARADE sold
FIG. #27 ANKLE BRACELETS sold FIG. #38 READY FOR LOVE sold
FIG. #28 TAKE ME $150 FRAMED FIG. #39 SECRET ENCOUNTER sold
FIG. #29 PILLOWS GALORE sold FIG. #40 PLEASING HER sold
FIG. #30 BEARSKIN ENCOUNTER sold FIG. #41 BARE BUNS $125 FRAMED
FIG. #31 SULTAN'S SURPRISE sold FIG. #42 IN THE HAREM $150 FRAMED
FIG. #32 AT YOUR SERVICE $150FRAMED FIG. #43 SIDE BY SIDE $150 FRAMED
FIG. #33 DOWN WE GO $150 FRAMED FIG. #44 SEDUCTIVE DANCE sold
FIG. #34 THE LONG SHADOW $150 FRAMED FIG. #45 SATISFIED LOVER sold
FIG. #35 DOWN UNDER $150 FRAMED FIG. #46 PASSIONATE KISS sold
FIG. #36 LAST LAUGH $150 FRAMED .


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The following etchings are from the book
Le Sopha (with remarques) illustrated by Louis Icart
Published in 1935, Only 57 of the 497 copies of the book contained
these black and white etchings with remarque (marginal) drawings
The images measure 4 1/2 x 7 1/2", including the remarque

They are NOT pictured in my reference book in this format. These rare etchings were NEVER colored
11x14" FRAMED
These are all genuine etchings. They were never signed by Icart
CLICK THE underlined TITLE to view the etching
IMPORTANT! CLICK HERE for info regarding signatures and other details on the erotic etchings

all are FRAMED AND READY TO HANG

B&W of FIG. 26 w/remarque SULTAN'S RIGHT HAND $200 B&W of FIG. 47 w/remarque A FINAL KICK $150

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The following etchings are from the book
L'Ingenue Libertine illustrated by Louis Icart
Published in 1926, 551 copies were produced
The images measure 5 3/4 x 8 1/4"

11x14" FRAMED
These are all genuine etchings. They were never signed by Icart
CLICK THE underlined TITLE to view the etching
IMPORTANT! CLICK HERE for info regarding signatures and other details on the erotic etchings

all are FRAMED AND READY TO HANG

FIG. #2 Curly Locks sold FIG. #12 Feathered Gown sold
FIG. #3 On the Landing sold FIG. #13 On the Divan sold
FIG. #4 A New Day sold FIG. #14 By the Fireplace sold
FIG. #5 Cycle Demon sold FIG. #15 Gruesome Deed sold
FIG. #6 Carefree sold FIG. #16 The Blue Chair sold
FIG. #7 The Kiss sold FIG. #17 Exposed sold
FIG. #8 In the Light sold FIG. #18 City View sold
FIG. #9 On the Balcony sold FIG. #19 Satisfied sold
FIG. #10 Mirror Image sold FIG. #20 Pink Nightie sold
FIG. #11 Palladian Doorway sold FIG. #21 In Thought sold



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The following etchings are from the book
Le Sixieme Mariage de Barbe-Bleue illustrated by Louis Icart
Published in 1938, 201 copies were produced
The images measure 6 x 7 1/2" 
11x14" FRAMED
These are all genuine etchings. They were never signed by Icart
CLICK THE underlined TITLE to view the etching
IMPORTANT! CLICK HERE for info regarding signatures and other details on the erotic etchings

all are FRAMED [as shown above] AND READY TO HANG

FIG. #98 Page 3 sold FIG. #120 Page 49 sold
FIG. #100 Page 7 sold FIG. #121 Page 51 sold
FIG. #101 Page 9 sold FIG. #125 Page 61
w/o remarque. 
$225 FRAMED
FIG. #102 Page 11 sold FIG. #126 Page 63 $75 FRAMED
FIG. #103 Page 13 sold FIG. #127 Page 65 $75 FRAMED
FIG. #105 Page 17 sold FIG. #128 Page 67 $75 FRAMED
FIG. #106 Page 19 sold FIG. #130 Page 71 $75 FRAMED
FIG. #107 Page 21 sold FIG. #131 Page 73 sold
FIG. #108 Page 23 $75 FRAMED FIG. #132 Page 75 sold
FIG. #111 Page 29
available only w/remarque--only 50 were printed with the remarque
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SOLD FIG. #133 Page 77 $75 FRAMED
FIG. #112 Page 31 sold FIG. #134 Page 79 sold
FIG. #114 Page 37 $75 FRAMED FIG. #135 Page 81 sold
FIG. #115 Page 39 sold FIG. #136 Page 83
with remarque
Only 50 were printed with the remarque
$250 for remarque version. FRAMED
Regular version is sold
FIG. #116 Page 41 sold FIG. #137 Page 85 sold
FIG. #117 Page 43 sold FIG. #138 Page 87
$125 FRAMED
FIG. #118 Page 45 sold FIG. #139 Page 89 sold
FIG. #119 Page 47 sold FIG. #141 Page 93 $75 FRAMED


The following etchings are from the book
La Vie Des Seins illustrated by Louis Icart
Published in 1945, Only 196 copies were produced
The images measure 8 1/2 x 10" for the single page etchings

The images measure 17 x 10" for the double page etchings
Single pages are 11x14" FRAMED. Double pages are sold unframed
These are all genuine etchings. They were never signed by Icart

IMPORTANT! CLICK HERE for info regarding signatures and other details on the erotic etchings

CLICK THE underlined TITLE to view the etching

FIG.#: 195 THE PROFESSOR SOLD FIG.#: 203 VIRGIN BREASTS $350
FIG.#: 196 VERY LARGE AREOLA SOLD FIG.#: 204 PALE AREOLA (double page) $450
FIG.#: 197 GRANULAR AREOLA (double page) $450 FIG.#: 205 APPLE BREASTS $350
FIG.#: 198 LITTLE BREASTS $350 FIG.# 206 PEAR BREASTS SOLD
FIG.#: 199 HEAVY BREASTS $350 FIG.#: 207 SMALL DARK AREOLA (double page) SOLD
FIG.#: 200 SLIGHTLY SWOLLEN AREOLA $350 FIG.#: 208 VISIBLE VEINS (double page) $450
FIG.#: 201 VERY PROMINENT NIPPLES SOLD FIG.#: 209 FULL BREASTS (double page) SOLD 
FIG.#: 202 HIGHLY SWOLLEN AREOLA $350      


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The following etchings are from the book
La Dame aux Camelias illustrated by Louis Icart
Published in 1938, approx. 250 copies were produced
The images measure 5 1/4 x 7 1/2"
11x14" FRAMED
These are all genuine etchings. They were never signed by Icart
CLICK THE underlined TITLE to view the etching
IMPORTANT! CLICK HERE for info regarding signatures and other details on the erotic etchings

all are FRAMED AND READY TO HANG

FIG. #50 Stepping Out sold FIG. #63 Tip of the Hat sold
FIG. #51 Under the Weather sold FIG. #64 In the Hall sold
FIG. #52 In the Coach sold FIG. #65 Tender Caress sold
FIG. #53 Snowy Day sold FIG. #66 Small Talk sold
FIG. #54 Close Examination sold FIG. #67 Sensual Embrace sold
FIG. #55 Undressing sold FIG. #68 Sweet Duet sold
FIG. #56 By the Arc sold FIG. #69 Feeling Faint sold
FIG. #57 Consolation sold FIG. #70 A Windy Morn sold
FIG. #58 Faraway Gaze sold FIG. #71 Eager Anticipation sold
FIG. #59 Sad Departure sold FIG. #72 Stepping Up sold
FIG. #60 On the Avenue sold FIG. #73 On His Knees sold
FIG. #61 A Sunny Day sold FIG. #74 Idle Gossip sold
FIG. #62 Sad Encounter sold

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againstthewall.jpg (57287 bytes)Up Against the Wall (with remarque)
This is not pictured in my reference book Louis Icart Erotica, or in any other reference book.
The remarque versions are quite rare and most were in B&W, not color.
$275
IMPORTANT! CLICK HERE for info regarding signatures and other details on the erotic etchings

FRAMED AND READY TO HANG
11x14" FRAMED
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The following etching is from Icart's final illustrated book
Les Amours de Psyche et de Cupidon
Illustrated by Louis Icart
Published in 1949
Only 165 copies were produced
The images measure 6 1/2" x 9 1/4"

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At Rest
This is not pictured in my reference book Louis Icart Erotica, or in any other reference book. $300
IMPORTANT! CLICK HERE for info regarding signatures and other details on the erotic etchings

FRAMED AND READY TO HANG
11x14" FRAMED

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IMPORTANT info regarding signatures and other details on the erotic etchings:

Icart provided the illustrations for 24 French-published books in the years 1925-1948. They were called livre d'artiste or ''artist's books'' because the illustrations were not just printed pictures on the pages like in a modern day coffee table book; the illustrations were actual etchings (or engravings) printed from Icart's individual copper plates and then hand colored. A few books, like Faust, contained photogravure prints rather than etchings. These editions were larger, as the photogravure process is not limited to 500 quality images as is the etching process.  

Each book was numbered and the edition size was between 50-500. If there were 500 copies of the book, then there were 500 copies of each “erotic” image produced. Many of the books were not bound. The text pages and the engravings came in a fancy box. Because of the high value of the complete book, and the desire by collectors to display the artwork in frames, most dealers break up the books and sell the artwork individually.  

With rare exceptions, the etchings were not signed. No, the piece on ebay for $300 is not that rare exception. Think about it. No artist is going to spend his life signing individual pages of a book. Compare the added signatures on the pieces, sold mainly on ebay, to genuine signatures on his full-size etchings. You will find some examples by clicking on the titles HERE.

Icart used a quality rag paper, usually with a visible watermark. You will always see the impression line where the copper plate pressed into the paper. Except for obvious ink-jet printer and xerox copies, there are no ''scary'' reproductions--too much work for their relatively inexpensive cost.

Most books were sold in both limited-deluxe and standard editions. The deluxe books had extra suites in B&W and/or sepia. You will see these sold individually, sometimes with added coloring and again, many times with added signatures. Most collectors consider them of lesser value. The deluxe books sometimes included a suite of etchings with remarque drawings at the bottom. These usually sell for a small premium because of the rarity and the added artwork. A very few special books had a signed watercolor drawing which followed the theme of the book. The watercolors were never identical to the book etchings. They WERE pencil-signed. It sounds confusing, but the watercolors are on a flat sheet of paper with no plate impression line and do not match the regular book pictures. They are obviously not a page from a book and very few were made and in circulation.   

              
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ABOVE: 5 fake signatures. Icart's O and the T are two letters that are hard to duplicate.

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ABOVE: 3 authentic signatures from full-size etchings.

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ABOVE: plate impression line at bottom of etching paper. It looks like a shadow outlining the image about 3/8" all the way around. You can feel it on the paper.

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ABOVE: Authentic watermark as seen when holding the paper up to light. There are various paper maker's watermarks.

More, including one notable exception:
In the book La Ronde des Dances--the color etchings were signed. The sepia and B&W suites were not. (Below is a color example from the book).
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Felecia in Pink (figure #246 and pictured below) is always plate signed.
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Engravings from La Vie des Seins have no margins, therefore no plate impression lines.
(Below is a color example from the book. This is his only book with some pictures that span two pages. Note the vertical crease).
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Sometimes Icart signed the title page of a book, but not directly below a picture.

Each etching comes with my certificate of authenticity as the author of two books on the Louis Icart.
The FIGURE NUMBERS are from my book: Louis Icart Erotica
Some of the pictures in my book are mirror-images.
The scanned images on this website show the images accurately.

Expect some color variation in the actual etchings


Refresher:

Most of the erotic etchings were
never signed.
You will rarely, if ever, find an authentic pencil signature.
(the very rare La Ronde des Dances etchings are an exception to this rule)
Don't be misled by the "signed" pieces on ebay.


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$25/order. Ground rate.
Framed Icart Etchings: TBD.
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$15/order
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