Artist: Leonetto Cappiello Italian (1875-1942)
Title: Mme. Jane Hading
Original lithograph from "Les Contemporains Celebres".
Printed by Publications Octave Beauchamp
& G. de Malherbe, Paris, 1904.
Also includes: Signed (in the plate) testimonial including celebrity photo and background design by Manuel Orazi, French (1860-1934) plus original biography.
Both presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mats, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Sheet Size: 10 in x 12 3/4 in 25.2 cm x 32.4 cm
Jane Hading (1859-1934), French actress, whose real name was Jeanne Alfredine Trefouret, was born in Marseilles, where her father was an actor at the Gymnase. She was trained at the local Conservatoire and was engaged in 1873 for the theatre at Algiers, and afterwards for the Khedivial theatre at Cairo. Expectations had been raised by her voice, and when she returned to Marseilles she sang in operetta, besides acting in Ruy Blas. Her Paris debut was in La Chaste Suzanne at the Palais Royal, and she was again heard in operetta at the Renaissance. In 1883 she had a great success at the Gymnase in Le Maitre de forges. In 1884 she married Victor Koning (1842-1894), the manager of that theatre, but divorced him in 1887. In 1888 she toured America with Coquelin, and on her return helped to give success to Lavedan's Prince d'Aurec, at the Vaudeville. Her reputation as one of the leading actresses of the day was now established not only in France but in America and England. (www.1911encyclopedia.org/Jane_Hading)
"Les Contemporains Celebres, was published by Lefrevre-Utile (famed Biscuit producer) containing portraits...some of Cappiello's finest caricatures of contemporary celebrities" (Rennert, PAI-XXXVI, 584)
"Published by Lefevre-Utile and Octave Beauchamp, Paris, and distributed by G. de Malherbe, containing portraits, biographies, signed testimonials and some of Cappiello's finest caricatures of contemporary celebrities. You might be asking yourself just what do Sarah Bernhardt, Anatole France, Rejane, Granier, Massenet, Bartholdi and the Queen of Madagascar have in common? The answer is quite simple: They all love Lefevre-Utile biscuits, of course" (Rennert, PAI-XL, 252)