Antique Poster-MAITRES AFFICHE-PL 203-Barcet-1895

Price: € 242,50

Subject: Maitres de l'Affiche - Plate 203: 'Theatre Pompadour...', by E. Barcet.
Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and occasional light staining from handling as visible on image. Some paper erosion from framing in left margin not effecting image. Tiny tears in paper edges not effecting image, backed by acid free tape. Small paper loss in corners and right margin.
Medium: Colour lithograph on a vellin type hand laid paper with blindstamp at bottom right.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 28 x 38.5 cm. The image size is ca. 23.5 x 29 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 11 x 15.2 inch. The image size is ca. 9.3 x 11.4 inch.
Part Number: 16443
Location: (PCO) A191-09
Description: This original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Maitres de l'Affiche (Masters of the Poster) and refers to 256 color lithographic plates used to create a very significant art publication during the Belle Epoque in Paris, France. The collection, reproduced from the original works of ninety-seven artists in a smaller 11 x 15 inch format, was put together by Jules Cheret, the father of poster art. The varied selection of prints were sold in a package of four and delivered monthly to subscribers. On sixteen occasions during the selling period between December 1895 through November 1900, the monthly package included a bonus of a specially created lithograph. Enormously successful, today the Maitres de l'Affiche works are as rare as the original large format images and much in demand by collectors from around the world.

Artists and Engravers: Jules Cheret (1836-1932) was a French painter and lithographer who became a master of Belle Epoque poster art. He has been called the father of the modern poster. This lithograph by E. Barcet.