Artist: Leonetto Cappiello Italian (1875-1942)
Title: Mme. Rejane
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
"Madame Rejane was the essence of French vivacity and animated expression appeared to be concentrated in Madame Rejane's acting, and made her unrivaled in the parts which she had made her own."
"Madame Rejane, French actress, was born in Paris, the daughter of an actor . She was a pupil of Regnier at the Conservatoire, and took the second prize for comedy in 1874 . Her debut was made the next year, during which she played attractively a number of light—especially soubrette—parts . Her first great success was in Meilhac's Ma camarade (1883), and she soon became known as an emotional actress of rare gifts. In 1892 she married M . Porel, the director of the theatre, but the marriage was dissolved in 1905 . Her performances in Madame Sans Gene (1893) made her as well known in England and America as in Paris, and in later years she appeared in characteristic parts in both countries, being particularly successful in Zaza and La Passerelle . She opened the Theatre Rejane in Paris in 1906 . ." (www.encyclopedia.jrank.org)
Madame Rejane illustrated for "Le Rire" by Cappiello. For details »
"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)