Artist: T. A. Steinlen Swiss (1859-1923)

Title: Muguette


Description: Condition A.

Original colour lithograph on wove paper
Hand Signed and numbered by the artist, No.72 of only 100 printed
Printed by Ed. Kleinmann, Paris 1892
With embossed stamp off the publisher

Reference: Crauzat, 415

Presented in 16 1/2 x 21 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat. 
Certificate of Authenticity.

Sheet Size: 10 1/2 x 13 3/4 in

Price: $575.00 Hand signed

This is the extremely rare hand signed and numbered (72/100) design before letters of the sheet music "Mugette" by Rene Esse and Leopold Gangloff, performed by Mevisto, Maurel and Laurence Parafait.

"The years around the turn of the century in Paris were the great periods of the 'artist-reporter' those painters who found their inspiration in the events of every-day life. One of the very greatest of these was Steinlen. With an eye for movement and gesture, with the ability to translate the scenes of the cafes, bars and street corners into pictorial composition, in his drawings he created a pattern of expressive shape, swift shading and telling details of facial expression which is redolent with the whole atmosphere of the period... During the 1880's his frequent illustrations made him amongst the best known artists of his generation. Much of his strength and effectiveness of his work derives from the fact that, like Daumier, he was able to combine a clear sense of style with humour and social understanding." (Weston No.5 1984, 28)