Napoleon

Artist: Eugene Grasset Swiss (1841-1917)

Title: Napoleon

Plate: PL. 126

Description: Condition A.
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series. 
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1898. 
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

Price: $275.00

Full size sold for $ 3,450 US Poster Auctions International, N.Y. May 1999.

 

"When Century magazine serialised an illustrated Life of Napoleon in 1893, Grasset was commissioned to design a poster to launch the series. He produced a splendid poster of Napoleon at Austerlitz, the Emperor shown astride a white horse, its mane flying as it tosses its head and waves an extraordinary tail. As the equestrian figure stands on a promontory, the background is bisected by a formal pattern of stylized clouds. The poster created something of a sensation in the United States…"(Berthon & Grasset p.27)