Artist: Leonetto Cappiello Italian (1875-1942)
Title: Francois Coppee
Original lithograph from "Les Contemporains Celebres".
Printed by Publications Octave Beauchamp
& G. de Malherbe, Paris, 1904.
Also includes: Signed (in the plate) testimonial including celebrity photo and background design by Manuel Orazi, French (1860-1934) plus original biography.
Both presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mats, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Sheet Size: 10 in x 12 3/4 in 25.2 cm x 32.4 cm
"François Coppée (1842-1908) French poet and dramatist. He won fame with the one-act comedy Le Passant (1869, tr. 1881), in which Sarah Bernhardt made her first successful appearance. His early verse, as in Le Reliquaire (1866), linked him with the Parnassians ; his later work, as in Les Humbles (1872), is sentimental and tells of the sorrows of the poor. La Bonne Souffrance (1898), a religious novel, was written after his return to Catholicism." (www.encyclopedia.com)
"Les Contemporains Celebres, was published by Lefrevre-Utile (famed Biscuit producer) containing portraits...some of Cappiello's finest caricatures of contemporary celebrities" (Rennert, PAI-XXXVI, 584)
"Published by Lefevre-Utile and Octave Beauchamp, Paris, and distributed by G. de Malherbe, containing portraits, biographies, signed testimonials and some of Cappiello's finest caricatures of contemporary celebrities. You might be asking yourself just what do Sarah Bernhardt, Anatole France, Rejane, Granier, Massenet, Bartholdi and the Queen of Madagascar have in common? The answer is quite simple: They all love Lefevre-Utile biscuits, of course" (Rennert, PAI-XL, 252)