Artist: Georges De Feure French (1868-1943)
Title: 5e Exposition du Salon des Cent
Plate: PL. 10
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1896.
Reference: (all var): DFP-II, 343; Maitres, 10; Maindron 1896, p. 63; Abdy, p. 153; Salon des Cent, p. 21; Salon des Cent/Neumann, p. 39; de Feure, p. 61; Reims, 619;
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
Full size sold for $ 3,220 US. Poster Auctions International, NY Nov 2005
"She is expensively and discreetly dressed, in the drab colours that were fashionable in the nineties. The subdued, almost washed out tints of dull mauve, snuff brown and tired green had not been seen before in a poster…The face of the woman is troubled, and she is at the same time the worrier and the schemer…It is typical of de Feure's work that the woman is always seen in isolation" (Abdy p.152)
"The Salon of the Hundred, was a small gallery on the premises of the magazine 'La Plume' where promising designers displayed their work. The publication's marketing arm, Editions d'Art, also issued these posters and decorative panels in various editions, often on quality paper as art for the home. The bottom half of these posters, there were 43 in all, is normally filled with text" (Gold p.132)
"The Salon des Cent (Salon of the One Hundred) was an exhibition of commercial art in Paris—one of the very first to showcase the work of contemporary graphic artists established in 1894 by Léon Deschamps, founder of La Plume, an avant-garde literary and artistic magazine. As such, the designs advertising the exhibition almost always featured women, whether alone, lost in contemplation, reading, or in the process of creating art. De Feure's image for the Fifth Salon is no exception." (Rennert)