Original Lithograph, issued by L'Estampe Moderne Issue Number 7, Nov. 1897. Printed by F. Champenois, Paris. Blindstamp lower right in margin. Signed in the stone lower right. 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
As a lithographer, Jacques Wély was a prolific contributor to Le Rire. Wély painted genre scenes, still lives, and landscapes. At the end of his short life he had a studio in Monfort-l'Amaury (Yvelines).
A "Le Rire" Cover by Wely
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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