Artist: Eugene Grasset Swiss (1841-1917)
Title: Salon des Cent
Plate: PL. 98
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1898.
Reference: (all var): Salon des Cent, p. 19; Salon des Cent/Neumann, p. 38; Reims, 684; Wagner, 54; Berthon & Grasset, p. 6; Weill, 39; Gold, 274; Encyclopédie/Weill, p. 41;
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
Full size sold for $ 4,600 US Poster Auctions International NY. May 2007
"Russet, lemon, cerulean: the vibrant colors ring out from Grasset's poster for his own exhibition at the Salon des Cent. In this image, Grasset's muse contemplates a flower: an insight into the moment of inspiration." (Rennert)
"For his own exhibition at the Salon des Cents, Grasset shows a chestnut-tressed artiste soulfully contemplating a tall-stemmed flower. A prose that is almost medieval in it's conception, and provides us with a rare glimpse straight into the heart of the moment when observation becomes inspiration"(Rennert, PAI-XXX, 233)
"The Salon of the Hundred, was a small gallery on the premises of the magazine 'La Plume' where promising designers displayed their work. The publication's marketing arm, Editions d'Art, also issued these posters and decorative panels in various editions, often on quality paper as art for the home…there were 43 in all" (Gold p.132)
Go to see other Salon des Cent posters by Mucha, Grasset, Lautrec, Cazals, and Gottlob.