Artist: Leonetto Cappiello Italian (1875-1942)
Title: Alfred Capus
Original lithograph from "Les Contemporains Celebres".
Printed by Publications Octave Beauchamp
& G. de Malherbe, Paris, 1904.
Also includes: Signed (in the plate) testimonial including celebrity photo and background design by Manuel Orazi, French (1860-1934) plus original biography.
Both presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mats, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Sheet Size: 10 in x 12 3/4 in 25.2 cm x 32.4 cm
Alfred Capus (1858-1922) was a French author, who was born at Aix-en-Provence. In 1878 he published a volume of short stories, and in the next year the two produced a one-act piece, "Le Mari malgre lui", at the Théâtre Cluny. He had been educated as an engineer, but became a journalist, and joined the staff of the Figaro newspaper in 1894. His novels, "Qui perd gagne" (1890), "Faux Depart" (1891), "Année des d'aventures" (1895) describe the struggles of three young men at the beginning of their career. From the first of these he took his first comedy, "Brignol et sa fille". (www.logosquotes.org)
"Les Contemporains Celebres, was published by Lefrevre-Utile (famed Biscuit producer) containing portraits...some of Cappiello's finest caricatures of contemporary celebrities" (Rennert, PAI-XXXVI, 584)
"Published by Lefevre-Utile and Octave Beauchamp, Paris, and distributed by G. de Malherbe, containing portraits, biographies, signed testimonials and some of Cappiello's finest caricatures of contemporary celebrities. You might be asking yourself just what do Sarah Bernhardt, Anatole France, Rejane, Granier, Massenet, Bartholdi and the Queen of Madagascar have in common? The answer is quite simple: They all love Lefevre-Utile biscuits, of course" (Rennert, PAI-XL, 252)