8 original drawings, 7 of which were signed in ink. Portraits of 6 women and 2 men in stage costumes. Lead pencil, gouache, sometimes with silver or gold paint highlights, 24 x 11.5 cm, 26 x 10.5 cm, 24 x 20 cm, 25 x 13.5 cm, 24 x 8.5 cm, 25 x 10 cm, 35.5 x 20 cm, 30 x 17 cm; rare pinholes. All under glass.
Can be divided.
Born Roman Petrovitch Tirtov in St. Petersburg, Erté (1892-1990) settled in Paris in 1912, and pursued a career as a costume designer and set designer for theatre and cinema, as well as a fashion designer in Harper's Bazaar magazine