Artist: Leonetto Cappiello Italian (1875-1942)
Title: Mme. Segond-Weber
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
Eugénie Segond-Weber, French actor (1867, Paris - 1945) Her real name was Caroline-Eugénie Weber. Daughter of Charles Weber, who was secretary to the politician Edouard Lockroy and led the 66th batillion during the Commune. Her father died in 1871. In 1883 she entered the Conservatoire and in 1885 she was engaged at the Odeon. On June 1st, 1887 she joined the Comédie-Française and her career as a tragic actress would last until 1944. She died in 1945 and was buried at Père Lachaise in Paris, not far from the great tragic actor Talma. The painter Pierre Segond-Weber is her son. (The Androom Archives)
"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)