|Artist: Eugene Grasset
|Title: Jeanne d'Arc|
A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de
L'Affiches" series. |
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1899.
in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame.
Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Maitre Sheet Size:||11 3/8 in x
15 3/4 in|
| ||29 cm x 40 cm|
"Grasset produced this poster for Sarah Bernhardt's production of 'Jeanne
D'Arc' by Barbier, at the Porte Saint Martin Theatre. Madame Sarah is shown standing
heroically, holding her banner aloft, defying the sea of arrows plunging towards
her, while a sea of pikes points forward toward her. A finely decorative set of
clouds bisects the background diagonally. The upright rectangular composition
is framed with the words 'Jeanne D'Arc' and 'Sarah Bernhardt', in elaborate Gothic
letters. The central figure's left foot bends down over the formal drawn ground.
This poster was greatly admired by critics and public
Grasset's design is
bold and striking. It could be used for stained glass. The outlines are strong
and clear, the central figure a splendid example of the Grasset maiden"(Berthon
& Grasset p.42)