Artist: Beggarstaff Sir William Nicholson - English (1872-1949) & James Pryde - Scottish (1866-1941)
Title: Don Quixote
Plate: PL. 63
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1897.
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.
Maitre Sheet Size: 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in 29 cm x 40 cm
Price: $450.00 Rare
"This is one of my very favorite poster's, I love both the subject and the strength of the artwork" Greg
Full size not seen offered for sale. Similar works offered for US $10,000- $ 40,000 in auction.
"The Don Quixote, perhaps the finest of all the Beggarstaffs' (the purely invented name, used by the brothers-in-law William Nicholson and James Pryde) was the stage production 'A Chapter from Don Quixote' at the Lyceum Theatre 1895 with Henry Irving in the title role. Beggarstaffs' design shows the figure of Don Quixote seated in profile on a white horse. The economy of means in this astonishing work is nowhere more evident than Don Quixote's horse. Our ability to read this silhoutte depends on the presence of the dark windmill against which he did battle to be giants" (Beggarstaff p.49)
"The Beggarstaffs' conceptions were to revitalize the art of the poster. Their flat tones, avoiding outline where possible, and the power and simplicity of their composition, were a direct influence on a whole generation of poster artists everywhere" (Weil p.70)
Graphic designers around the world have been influenced by the genius of Beggarstaff.