Original Lithograph, issued by L'Estampe Moderne Issue Number 1, May 1897. Printed by F. Champenois, Paris. Blindstamp lower right in margin. Signed in the stone lower left. Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat. Certificate of Authenticity. See ourTerms of Sale
Marie Auguste Émile René Ménard was a contributor to L'Estampe moderne. He was born in Paris, into an artistic family - his father René Joseph Ménard and uncle Louis Nicolas Ménard were both noted painters. Émile René Ménard first exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1883. Émile René Ménard was part of the Bande Noire group that centred around Charles Cottet. (Idbury Prints)
Not unlike the Maitres de L'Affiche series, L'Estampe Moderne was a portfolio printed between 1897-98, published by Imprimerie Champenois, Paris, contained 24 monthly portfolios, with four original lithographs in each. Each commissioned only for this series. Some of the contributing artists included Mucha, Rhead, Meunier, Ibels, Steinlen, Willette and Grasset.
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