Artist: Henri-Gabriel Ibels French (1867-1936)
Title: Affiches Artistiques Pierrefort
Plate: PL. 102
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1898.
Reference: (all var): DFP-II, 478; Maitres, 102; Affichiomanie, 10; Timeless Images, 61; Wine Spectator, 54;
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: approx 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in 29 cm x 40 cm
Full size sold $10,800 US Poster Auctions International, NY. May 2011
"This design by Ibels is arguably one of the best and most important posters having to do with the art of the poster. Pierrefort was one of the many dealers involved in the sale of printed multiples in the 1890s, along with Sagot, Arnould, and Kleinmann. He commissioned a variety of posters to promote his shop, calling upon the talents of Lobel, de Feure (see No. 314), and Thiriet. None are quite so charming, however, as this one by Ibels, showcasing the delights of a pantomime complete with harlequin, singer, and pierrot." (Rennert)
"Every poster collector should own one poster relating in some way to posters. This is one of the best and most important. Pierrefort was one of many dealers involved in posters in the 1890s (along with Sagot, Arnouls and Kleinmann) and he commissioned posters for his shop from Lobel, De Feure and Thiriet, as well as Ibels. We get a pantomime scene, with harlequin, singer, clowns, all delicately drawn, with priceless expressions" (Rennert, PAI-XIX, 371)
"A member of the Nabi group of artists, Ibels shared with the others a stylistic debt to Gauguin, but diverged from the esoteric, symbolist interests, preferring to depict directly and honestly the popular life of the streets"(Rennert, PAI-XXVII, 461)