Idylle Printaniere #382
by Feodor Stepanocich Rojankovsky
This auction is for 1 Handcolored Lithograph (as shown) from the Idylle Printaniere Portfolio
IDYLLE PRINTANIERE (Idylls of Spring) by ROJAN
(1891-1970) is an erotic portfolio of that tells a sexy story without
words of an encounter at a metro station between two travellers who are
then found entwined in the back of a taxi that then leaves them at a hotel to consummate their mutual lust. ROJAN, strangely enough,
was mostly known as a children's book illustrator. This deco portfolio
originally contained 30 colored lithographs was issued in Paris in 1933 in an
edition of 516 on Arches paper. This is #382. It is in the original
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* Portfolio included with purchase of 15 lithographs
Paper Mat Size: 10" x 13"
Image Size: 4 3/4" x 6 3/4"
Edition Number: 382/516
Condition of both artwork and cover is Great. Some discoloration of the paper due to age.
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Photocopy of Justification included.
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Portfolio (not included) *
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* Justification (affixed to portfolio) included with purchase of 15) lithographs
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Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky
Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky ( Russian) (December 24, 1891 - October 12, 1970), also known as Rojan, was a Russian illustrator. He is best known for his illustrations for children's book sand conversely, for his erotic illustrations.
Rojankovsky was born December 24, 1891, in Mitavia, Russia. He died in 1970 white living in Bronxville, NY.
'.. When people ask me, 'Where are you from? I
answer, 'From Russia.' Then l feel that l owe them an explanation. My
father was a teacher and administrator of high schools and his changing
jobs took him across imperial Russia. My sister was born in Kishinev,
which meant that she became Rumanian when the city was taken by the
Rumanians. One of my brothers was born in Odessa and therefore became a
Ukrainian or a 'Little Russian'; the other brother was born near Moscow
and therefore he was a 'Great Russian.' My second sister was born in
Estonia and in Mitava, Latvia. So we had five nationalities in one
family. When l tried to explain that to an officer of the immigration
and Naturalization Service, he held his head with both hands and then
grabbed an aspirin. I told him the story of a Jew who tried to explain
that he was not a Pole .' But weren't you born in Poland?', asked the
officer. 'Listen ,' answered the poor man, 'if a sparrow is born in a
stable, that does not mean he is a horse.'
"Two great events determined the course of my
childhood. l was taken to the zoo and saw the most marvelous creatures
on earth: bears, tigers, monkeys and reindeer, and, while my admiration
was running high, l was given a set of color crayons. Naturally, I began
immediately to depict the animals which captured my imagination. Also
when my eider brothers, who were in schools in the capital, came home
for vacation, I tried to copy their drawings and to imitate their
"Later when l went to school in Reval Tallinn, an
ancient town on the shores of the Baltic sea my love for art was
enhanced and strengthened by a passion for nature. Tailinn
was surrounded by forest. The sea presented wonderful opportunities for
excursions and study of sea life. But there were also steamers,
sailboats, flags, and all the excitement of a port. This was no less
exciting than playing Red Indians or reading James Fenimore Cooper, the
beloved author of all Russian children before, during, and after the
Revolution .. [Bertha Mahony Miller and Eiinor Whitney Field, editors,
CaIdecott Medal books: 1938-1957, Horn Book, 1957.]
"I entered the Moscow Fine Arts Academy but two years
later l was serving as an officer in the 1914-17 campaign. My regiment
traveled through Poland, Prussia, Austria and Rumania. My war sketches
were reproduced by art magazines. During the Revolution I started to
make children's book illustrations for the young Ukrainian Republic. In
1919 I was mobilized by the 'Volunteer Army' (White Army), and soon my
military career was finished behind barbed wire in Poland. Since then I
have seen many countries and had many occupations." [Lee Kingman and
others, compilers, Illustrators of Children's Books: 1957-1966, Horn
Rojankovsky arrived in the United States in 1941, after the occupation of Paris.
He must of been illustrating up until his death because the last book with new illustrations was published around 1970.
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