Artist: T. A. Steinlen Swiss (1859-1923)
Title: Nos Rivales
Plate: LR S7
from "Le Rire"
Original page from the satirical weekly magazine, Printed in Paris ca.1895.
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.
Sheet Size: 9 in x 12 in 23 cm x 30.5 cm
In the Demi Monde of Paris we find two women in more than passing conversation. Entitled "The Rivals," as in the men's competition for the affection of the young ladies. We find the older more manly woman attempting the seduction of the younger more feminine girl, who does not seem averse to her advances.
"The years around the turn of the century in Paris were the great periods of the 'artist-reporter' those painters who found their inspiration in the events of every-day life. One of the very greatest of these was Steinlen. With an eye for movement and gesture, with the ability to translate the scenes of the cafes, bars and street corners into pictorial composition, in his drawings he created a pattern of expressive shape, swift shading and telling details of facial expression which is redolent with the whole atmosphere of the period" (Weston No.5 1984, 28)