|Artist: T. A. Steinlen
Swiss (1859-1923) |
|Title: Bal de barriere|
(Dance on the outskirts
A, Original Lithograph,
issued by L'Estampe Modern, June
Printed by F. Champenois, Paris.
Blindstamp lower right
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat,
with framing labels. Ready to frame. Certificate of Authenticity.
Terms of Sale
reference: Crauzat 520.
| Sheet Size:||12 in x 15 3/4 in|
| ||31 cm x 40 cm|
|Price: temporarily out of stock
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In a ballroom, couples are dancing under a luster. The orchestra is situated in
the back, and in front of it people are having drinks at tables. Steinlen illustrates
this strong moment of the ballet in this lithograph. Daïta, dressed with a silk
coat that was sewn by fairies, acts like a princess by displaying her beauty.
The scene depicted was inspired by a passage in Germinie Lacerteux by Ed. And
J. de Goncourt. (French, brothers, 1822–96, 1830–70)
His masterful drawings,
hundreds of which were seen in publications across France including Gill Blas
and Le Rire, demonstrate to us why he was considered one of the great draughtsmen
among poster artists. Charles Matlack Price writes "An almost unerring excellence
and accuracy of proportion are unconsciously felt in even his most fragmented
sketches" (C. Matlack Price, p.70)
Not unlike the Maitre de L'Affiche series, L'Estampe Modern was a portfolio
printed between 1897-98, published by Imprimerie Champenois, Paris, contained
24 monthly portfolios, with four original lithographs in each. Each commissioned
only for this series. As well as Mucha, some
of the contributing artists included Rhead,
and Grasset. This is from the series with
the blindstamp in the margin lower right corner.