Artist: Will Bradley American (1868-1962)
Title: The Chap Book (The Blue Lady)
Original lithograph from the "Das Moderne Plakat" series, View entire collection (50)
Printed by Verlag von Gerhard Kuhtmann, Dresden, 1897.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Plakat Sheet Size: 8 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in 21 cm x 29 cm
"Popularly known as "The Blue Lady," this intriguing image's strong blue color pervades the whole poster. relieved only by red letters and a white slash cutting across the design like a lightning streak at the lady's equally white face." (Rennert, PAI-XXXIV, 4)
"The art poster in America was mainly a product of the publishing trade, and by the mid 1890's, posters had become an accepted extension of a publisher's normal activities. To herald a book of 'society verses' titled 'When Hearts are Trumps' the Chicago firm of Stone and Kimball publishers of 'The Chap book' and American issuers of 'The Yellow book' turned to Bradley." (Rennert, PAI-XX, 156)
"Bradley was an all-around craftsman who worked as printer, lithographer, designer, publisher and, of course, posterist. His work is characterized by decorative borders or backgrounds executed with minute care, precision and impeccable craftsmanship... An example of how effectiveness may be secured by simplicity and a proper balance of the colour masses." (Rennert, XL)