Le Journal des Ventes

Artist: Georges De Feure French (1868-1943)

Title: Le Journal des Ventes

Plate: PL. 146

Description: Condition A.
Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de L'Affiche" 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.

Maitre Sheet Size: 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in 29 cm x 40 cm

Price: $450.00

Full size sold for $ 16,100 US Poster Auctions International, N.Y. May 1999.


"De Feure's finest poster, and one of the most beautiful of the whole period…It is a triumph of colour and design. He uses only brown, green and dull pink in the roses. Yet every possible shade of brown is in the poster, and the effect is a great richness and concentration of colour, like a mountain of brushed up autumn leafs…She is dressed in the height of imaginative fashion, and her hat is a victory of the milliner's art' (Abdy p.156) This poster for the Belgian 'Journal of the Auctions' was immediately seized upon by contemporary critics and hailed as one of the finest works of its kind" (Rennert, PAI-XXVIII, 306)

“De Feure is renowned for his mysterious and symbolic representations of women. In assessing his early watercolors and paintings, Maindron, in L'Affiche Francaise, described them as "elegant, graceful, slightly melancholic," and he admired "the great harmony of colors" that he considered the epitome of "modernity and distinction." At the same time, in reference to de Feure's early posters, Maindron notes that they are "among the most remarkable in the past years [with a] variety and richness of tones." He also compliments Bataille, de Feure's printer, for "faithfully interpreting his warm and light colors." (Swann Galleries)