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
This poster announces the opera "Messaline" at the Monte Carlo Theatre. The small text of the music at the bottom right reads "Venus! I feel it, is I that she is calling." And indeed we see the Greek goddess of love, casting her magical spell over our dream struck central figure. Both are framed within an ornate design of delicate floral patterns. Two lovebirds nestle together against the starry night sky next to the winged Venus. Absolutely gorgeous Art Nouveau typography is used in the design of the title "Messaline" as well as the softly handled "Theatre Monte Carlo". All is bathed in a surreal green hue that works to create a magical composition reminiscent of the master Mucha.
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