Original Lithograph, issued by L'Estampe Moderne Issue Number 3, July 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
Paul Balluriau a regular contributor to Gil Blas, executed several of the posters to promote the former chief's lurid tales in Le Journal. As evidenced in his work exploring the seamier side of Paris, many of the artist's later posters are imbued with the colors and dramatic appeal. (Rennert, PAI)
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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