Theodora

Artist: Auguste Gorguet French (1862-1927) and
Manuel Orazi French (1860-1934)

Title: Theodora

Plate: PL. 214

Description: Condition A
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series. 
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1900. 
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: $225.00

"Although mostly known as a master of subtle colour shadings, Orazi could also surprise us with an entirely atypical design like this one for a play whose theme required a classicist approach. The description of this poster in the 189Gorguet & Orazi6 Reims catalogue indicates that the "Byzantine mosaic decor" is by Orazi and the design is by Auguste Francois Gouruet (1862-1927), Maindron declared this important work 'une affiche parfaite' and Sagot, in his 1891 catalogue, said it exhibits a 'Tres belle composition.' It may well be the first poster ever done for Sarah Bernhardt." (Rennert, PAI-XXVII, 541)