A portfolio of sixteen charming full-color reproductions of graphite-and-colored-pencil sketches by the French-born artist Alice Thévin (1862-1937), who from 1909 until her death lived in Boston (and abroad) with her partner, the arts patron Fanny Peabody Mason, founder of the long running Peabody Mason concert series. Includes renderings of Washington Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, Mott Street in Chinatown, and other locales described in the introductory text as portraying the city "not only in its grandiose, modern aspect but also in that of the old New York of which the few remaining vestiges appealed to Alice Thévin's sense of color."
[No Place]: Privately printed, [no date, but accompanying text makes reference to Thévin's death in 1937; thus circa late 1930s or early 1940s]. 16 offset lithography prints in color, 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 in., numbered on rectos. With  pp. introductory text including list of plate titles. Housed in original board portfolio with gray cloth backstrip and blue ribbon-ties. Spotting, soiling, and some damp-staining to the portfolio; good to very good. Plates lightly toned to perimeters, else about fine.