Description: Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series. Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1899. 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
"Quill pen in hand, the pensive young woman is looking for inspiration to write something lyrical in this fine, evocative design for a writing ink. Grasset adheres to the classic mode of portraying women as serenly composed and dignified. Only the fluttering hair and scurring night clouds suggest any wild untamed thoughts"(Gold p.5)
"Grasset did much to introduce the concept and practice of Art Nouveau in France. In fact, Grasset brought Art Nouveau to the poster: it was to become a worldwide vehicle of the art of advertising. In France, Grasset was the pioneer of an attempt, like that of William Morris in England, to reconcile art and industry…Interested as he was in all the applied arts he came naturally to the poster"(Weill p.32)
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