Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Allene Lamour (?)

Allene Lamour (?) ~ After researching for Allene Lamour , I hit a dead end. Luckily, we received a tidbit from a equally curious person. Here is the information we received:
"Allene Lamour "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not"

As you might know Morris and Bendien N.Y. in 1900-1940 brought out affordable prints that copied many popular styles of original artists. The Louis Icart style print you sell above has a special anatomical error which I think was done intentionally by one of their staff artists. Allene Lamour I'm sure was a made up name to give the print some validity since the artist style copied was French. We have an original framed print of the one you offer. My family has owed this for as long as I can remember, but only a few years ago I looked at it closely and thought there was something about her feet that didn't seem right. And 'right' is the key, as she has two right feet. My theory with little historical information is, here you are a staff artist copying the styles of some popular artists. Insult to injury, there is no recognition of your talent but a paycheck as some fake artist name is created to make the buyer feel more classy. So to make it yours and known to your family and friends you take a calculated risk. It's all in the toes! So, this may be some insignificant little fluff but your company is perhaps one of few who offer this print. Worth a potential smile in your finding out about it.

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