Original Lithograph, issued by L'Estampe Moderne Issue Number 10, Feb. 1898. Printed by F. Champenois, Paris. Blindstamp lower right in margin. 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
Auguste Louis Lepère is sometimes listed as Louis-Auguste Lepère, and sometimes simply as A. Lepère. He was born in Paris, the son of the sculptor François Lepère. Auguste Lepère was taught printmaking by the English wood engraver Burn Smeeton. (Idbury Prints)
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.
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