The item for sale is a etching with aquatint print that was produced in France probably during the 1930s by the artist Jean Hardy. Hardy was a prolific artist that worked in the genre now known as Boudoir Art. His prints bear similarity to those of Louis Icart a contemporary of Hardy. The subject is three women. One is playing solitaire or perhaps fortune telling for the other two.
There is a black cat seated among them. Some colors are added by hand. There is a signature by Hardy in pencil in the lower right.
There is a numerical notation in the lower left. It is unclear if this the number of the edition. There is also a stamp from Sidney Zoltan Lucas who imported the print into the United States. There is no printed information about who published the print.
The print is about ninety years old. The area withing the plate mark is fine. It is clean with no spots. The edge of the sheet has some tears that have been taped from the back. The upper right corner of the sheet is missing.There is all hole in the top edge. None of these flaws affect the image. They would be invisible if the print is matted and framed. The plate mark size is 15" x 19". The total sheet size is 22" x 28". The item "Jean Hardy (b. 1880) Etching with Aquatint Print Art Deco Black Cat Solitaire" is in sale since Wednesday, July 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "lokiantiques" and is located in Glenside, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.