HERMANS, Jacques. René de PAUW, illustrator. ~ Silhouettes de Boursiers. Dessins originaux de René De Pauw. [?Brussels, c. 1931].
8vo (239 × 206mm). A collection of 71 lithographed plates (plus 1 original coloured drawing) with tissue guards. Loose as issued, original wrappers. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).
A suite of seventy caricature portraits of prominent Belgian bankers by René de Pauw, a post-expressionist artist who studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. He painted landscapes, seascapes, genre-scenes and a fresco for the railway station of Bruges. Each plate has tissue guards with letterpress captions describing the characters in verse.