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Artist: Willette French (1857-1926)

Plate: SPPL. 11

Title: The Pious Error
Description: Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de L'Affiches" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1899.
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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Maitre Sheet Size:11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in
 29 cm x 40 cm
Price: temporarily out of stock

(Like many of my most sought after images I am usually able to locate this for clients. email me for a price estimate, Greg) To Request

An original design by Willette, in which he drew a little girl kneeling before one of Mucha's masterpieces (see PL.182), assuming it to be a picture of a saint. Thus we have "The Pious Error" an amusing little composition that displays Willette's exceptional drawing skill.



Subscribers to the Maitre de l'Affiche series received four special plates annually. These premium original lithographs, each an original design, were created specifically for this series, and are not seen in any other format, unlike the regular plates, which are reduced versions of larger posters.

We are most fortunate to have had the inclusion of the Special Plates (Sp), as each one is a true example of the artist's creativity and skill. The artist is unencumbered with a product or service to advertise, and can express himself more freely, demonstrating his drawing ability, the essence of graphic art, with only one or two colours. For many collectors these unique Special Plates are more desirable than any of the regular plates.

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