Plate: PL. 222
|Title: Journal "L'Eclair"
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.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Maitre Sheet Size:||11 3/8 in x
15 3/4 in|
| ||29 cm x 40 cm|
|Price: temporarily out of
(Like many of my most sought after images I am usually able to
locate this for clients. email me for a price estimate, Greg)
"Thomas was an American painter and lithographer, co-owner of the printing
firm Thomas & Wyle pf New York. At the age of 63, he submitted this design
to a competition sponsored by the Paris newspaper L'Eclair, to the surprise of
many, including runners-up Vavasseur, Meunier and Gottlob, he won, and we think
deservedly. It was one of the most successful poster competitions ever mounted,
500 entries were submitted, and the jury was a who's who of graphic giants of
the day, including Puvis de Chavannes, Cheret, Forain, Grasset, Guillaume, Mucha,
Steinlen and Willette" (Rennert, PAI-XVIII,