Collection: Leonetto Cappiello (Italian 1875-1942)

Leonetto Cappiello is the Father of the Modern Poster. He started his arts career as a caricature artist in 1896 illustrating for French journals like Le Rire, Le Cri de Paris, Le Sourire, L’Assiette au Beurre, La Baionnette, Femina, and others. His early caricature style was seen to be influenced by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, who was already the most famous artist of the time. Cappiello's defining caricature works was "Les Contemporains Celebres". He pictured above in studio creating a work for this series, Mme. Jane Hading, which is offered in the collection below.

"Cappiello developed a penchant for contagious exuberance and intoxicating overstatement, as well as the technique of utilizing strong, flat colors against dark backgrounds, Cappiello's posters shocked, surprised and moved the viewer; he arrested the attention of the passerby with incongruity, and as a result, effectively etched an image into their mind's eye. He created an entirely new advertising vocabulary and his posters can be said to be fantastic - in a completely literal sense." (Jack Rennert)
  • Yvette Guilbert

    Leonetto Cappiello, Italian (1875-1942)

    Yvette Guilbert

    LR C1

    from "Le Rire" 
    Original page from the satirical weekly magazine, Printed in Paris 1899, no. 253.
    Presented in 16 x 20 in....

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    $250.00
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  • Coquelin Cadet

    Leonetto Cappiello, Italian (1875-1942)

    Coquelin Cadet

    LR C2

    from "Le Rire" 
    Original page from the satirical weekly magazine, Printed in Paris 4/2/1898, no. 222.
    Presented in 16 x 20 in....

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    $250.00
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  • Balthy et Fordyce a la Scala

    Leonetto Cappiello, Italian (1875-1942)

    Balthy et Fordyce a la...

    LR C3

    from "Le Rire" 
    Original page from the satirical weekly magazine, Printed in Paris 27/03/1899.
    Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free,...

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    $350.00
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  • Mme.Rejane

    Leonetto Cappiello, Italian (1875-1942)

    Mme.Rejane

    LR C4

    from "Le Rire" 
    Original page from the satirical weekly magazine, Printed in Paris 23/07/1898, no.194
    Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid...

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    $250.00
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  • La Belle Otero

    Leonetto Cappiello, Italian (1875-1942)

    La Belle Otero

    LR C5

    from "Le Rire" 
    Original page from the satirical weekly magazine, Printed in Paris 10/09/1898, no.200.
    Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid...

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    Temporarily out of stock
    I can usually source this poster. If you are interested please contact me. Greg
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    $350.00
  • Jeanne Granier

    Leonetto Cappiello, Italian (1875-1942)

    Jeanne Granier

    LR C6

    from "Le Rire" 
    Original page from the satirical weekly magazine, Printed in Paris 3/12/1898.
    Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free,...

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    $250.00
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  • Sado Yacco

    Leonetto Cappiello, Italian (1875-1942)

    Sado Yacco

    LR C7

    from "Le Rire" 
    Original page from the satirical weekly magazine, Printed in Paris ca.1898.
    Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free,...

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    I can usually source this poster. If you are interested please contact me. Greg
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    $0.00
  • Mealy Parisiana

    Leonetto Cappiello, Italian (1875-1942)

    Mealy Parisiana

    LR C8

    from "Le Rire" 
    Original page from the satirical weekly magazine, Printed in Paris ca.1900 no.279
    Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid...

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    I can usually source this poster. If you are interested please contact me. Greg
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  • Marguerite Delval

    Leonetto Cappiello, Italian (1875-1942)

    Marguerite Delval

    LR C9

    from "Le Rire" 
    Original page from the satirical weekly magazine, Printed in Paris ca. 1899
    Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid...

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    $350.00
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    $350.00
  • Galipaux

    Leonetto Cappiello, Italian (1875-1942)

    Galipaux

    LR C10

    from "Le Rire" 
    Original page from the satirical weekly magazine, Printed in Paris ca. 1899.
    Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid...

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  • Livorno Stagione Balneare

    Leonetto Cappiello, Italian (1875-1942)

    Livorno Stagione Balneare

    R.01

    Original lithograph from the "Ricordi Portfolio" 
    Printed in Italy 1914. View entire collection (70)
    Presented in 16 in x 20 in acid free, archival museum...

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  • Musica e Musicisti

    Leonetto Cappiello, Italian (1875-1942)

    Musica e Musicisti

    R.02

    Original lithograph from the "Ricordi Portfolio" 
    Printed in Italy 1914. View entire collection (70)
    Presented in 16 in x 20 in acid free, archival museum...

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  • Novita per Signora

    Leonetto Cappiello, Italian (1875-1942)

    Novita per Signora

    R.03

    Original lithograph from the "Ricordi Portfolio" 
    Printed in Italy 1914. View entire collection (70)
    Presented in 16 in x 20 in acid free, archival museum...

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    I can usually source this poster. If you are interested please contact me. Greg
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  • Magazzini Italiani

    Leonetto Cappiello, Italian (1875-1942)

    Magazzini Italiani

    R.04

    Original lithograph from the "Ricordi Portfolio" 
    Printed in Italy 1914. View entire collection (70)
    Presented in 16 in x 20 in acid free, archival museum...

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    Temporarily out of stock
    I can usually source this poster. If you are interested please contact me. Greg
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    $850.00
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