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Artist: Gorguet & Orazi French (1862-1927)

Plate: PL. 214

Title: Theodora
Description: Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de L'Affiches" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1900.
Presented 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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"Although mostly known as a master of subtle colour shadings, Orazi could also surprise us with an entirely atypical design like this one for a play whose theme required a classicist approach. The description of this poster in the 1896 Reims catalogue indicates that the "Byzantine mosaic decor" is by Orazi and the design is by Auguste Francois Gouruet (1862-1927), Maindron declared this important work 'une affiche parfaite' and Sagot, in his 1891 catalogue, said it exhibits a 'Tres belle composition.' It may well be the first poster ever done for Sarah Bernhardt." (Rennert, PAI-XXVII, 541)

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