Maurice Leloir, French (1851 - 1940)
Maurice Leloir, born November 1, 1853 in Paris, where he died October 7, 1940, is an illustrator, watercolorist, draftsman, printmaker, French writer and collector.
Son and pupil of the painter Auguste Leloir and watercolorist Heloise Colin, he exhibited first at the Salon of French artists, he became a member. He participates with many other artists in the School of Crozant in Creuse valleys.
Around the 1890s, Maurice Leloir and students flood the picture book, inspired by photographs, accurately representing the costumes and attitudes of the past, much appreciated by bibliophiles market. Prolific illustrator of books, including children, as Richelieu Theodore Cahu, magazines and fans, he founded the Society for the History of Costume in 1907.
His brother, Alexandre-Louis Leloir, also an illustrator, was a renowned painter. Guy de Maupassant dedicated to him in 1884 the new Idylle.
A woman of quality in the last century, Paris, 1778 Paris: J. Boussod, Manzi, Joyant and Co., 1899
Roy sun, with Gustave Toudouze, Paris: Combet, 1904
Five months in Hollywood with Douglas Fairbanks, Paris: J. Peyronnet and Co., 1929
Costume history from antiquity to 1914, vol. vii-xii, published under the direction of Maurice Leloir, foreword by Henri Lavedan Paris: Ernst, 1933-1949
Dictionary of costume and its accessories, weapons and fabrics: from its origins to today, Paris: Grund, 1950
'' The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Maurice Leloir shows (etchings engraved by Champollion Teyssonieres, Milius, Ruet, etc.). Superb edition (prefaced by Jules Claretie) in two volumes 4to (on vellum luxury than 48 vol. Luxury in Japan ) published by the art library H. Launette in 1889, these illustrations are included in a new edition to the library Jules Tallandier, circa 1925 (3 volumes 8vo related question "The masterpieces of the mind").