L'Inconnue (The Unknown)
Blindstamp lower right in margin

Artist: Antoine Calbet French (1860-1944)

Title: L'Inconnue (The Unknown)

Plate: em18

Description: Condition A+

Original Lithograph,
issued by L'Estampe Moderne
Issue Number 5, September 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.
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Sheet Size: 12 in x 16 in 30.5 cm x 40.5 cm

Price: $275.00

Antoine Calbet, a student of Alexandre Cabanel, was highly regarded as painter and illustrator of nudes and genre scenes. His subject matter and treatment of the human figure reflect an eighteenth century, Rococo influence, often including naturalistic, pastoral scenes depicted in a manner exuding lightness, elegance, and decorative charm.

Painting by Calbet


Beginning in 1880, Calbet exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Français, eventually becoming a member, and earning medals in 1891, 1892, 1893, and 1900. Calbet provided numerous illustrations, notably: Aphrodite by P. Louys, Madame Neigeon by E. Zola, and Le Jardub de Berenice by M. Barres. (askart.com)

Mucha Cover


Not unlike the Maitre 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.