Journal "L'Eclair"

Artist: Henry Atwell Thomas American (1834-1904)

Title: Journal "L'Eclair"

Plate: PL. 222

Description: Condition A.
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series. 
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1900. 
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat. 
Certificate of Authenticity.

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

Price: $225.00

"Thomas was an American painter and lithographer, co-owner of the printing firm Thomas & Wyle pf New York. At the age of 63, he submitted this design to a competition sponsored by the Paris newspaper L'Eclair, to the surprise of many, including runners-up Vavasseur, Meunier and Gottlob, he won, and we think deservedly. It was one of the most successful poster competitions ever mounted, 500 entries were submitted, and the jury was a who's who of graphic giants of the day, including Puvis de Chavannes, Cheret, Forain, Grasset, Guillaume, Mucha, Steinlen and Willette" (Rennert, PAI-XVIII, 475)