Artist: T. A. Steinlen Swiss (1859-1923)
Title: A ta place...
Plate: LR S9
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
Two very elegantly dressed ladies stroll down the street, while shopping. One of them reads a note, presumably from a courting gentleman to the other. To which she gives glaring advice, "If I were you, courted by a man who doesn't even have a decoration at his age, well I wouldn't even answer!" Her comments reflect her snobbish aspirations socially.
"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)