Artist: Ethel Reed American (1874-1926)
Title: Miss Traumerei
Plate: PL. 99
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1898.
From the rare Deluxe edition printed on Japon of only 100 copies
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.
Maitre Sheet Size: 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in 29 cm x 40 cm
Price: $425.00 Rare Deluxe edition of only 100 Copies
From the rare De Luxe edition printed on Japon of only 100 copies A detail from an Original Cover sheet showing the Deluxe pricing which was almost three time higher than the regular edition (Roughly one month's pay for a middle class collector in the1890's). The deluxe edition of 100 on Japon paper was more valuable as the printing was on a higher quality textured paper which gives the images warmer and enhanced colours.
"Since the 'Träumerei' (Dreaming) of the advertised novel's title refers both to Schumann's romantic piano piece and the heroine's penchant for daydreaming, Reed shows her at the piano in a contemplative mood. The flat areas of colour in the design as well as the chrysanthemums jutting up diagonally in the foreground reflect the taste for Japanese style that was characteristic of the period. 'The Poster' magazine of November 1898, declared that 'artistically refined people are in ecstasies with…Miss Trämerei, a charming combination of black, pale cream and yellow' (p.201). Reed was responsible for some of the best American posters produced between 1895 and 1900. (Rennert, PAI-XXXI, 392)
"Like virtually every profession at the time, poster design was a male preserve. That Ethel Reed could rise to become an acknowledged leader among American posterists of the period is a tribute to her artistic superiority and impeccable taste" (Gold p.58)