Artist: T. A. Steinlen Swiss (1859-1923)
Plate: LR S10
from "Le Rire"
Original page from the satirical weekly magazine, Printed in Paris ca.1898.
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.
Sheet Size: 9 in x 12 in 23 cm x 30.5 cm
A cold evening on the streets of Paris finds an aggressive newspaper hawker trying to get the attention of a gentleman passer-by. He exclaims boldly, "If you are asking for news of d'Arton! (The architect of the panama canal)...No? You don't want to hear it?...Well then! Damn you as a 'Chequard!' (Political faction) Bloody Panamiste!" Steinlen takes a political issue to the streets of Paris with great effect.
"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" (Weston No.5 1984, 28)