L'Eclair - Journal Politique Indépendant 1897 Original Print

This is an authentic original printed on the date stated below. We only sell original-period items! Each product comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Year 1897
Country France,
Size 29 x 40 cm (11.42 x 15.75 in)
Condition A
Colours Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow,

Les Maitres de L'Affiche - 1897 Planche # 222 - L'Eclair - Journal Politique Indépendant

About the poster:

Henry Atwell Thomas (1834-1904), an American painter and lithographer, was 63 and relatively unknown as an artist when he submitted this design to a competition sponsored by the Parisian newspaper L’Eclair. The jury, comprised of Mucha, Steinlen, Cheret, Forain, Guillaume, Grasset, and Willette, chose this poster out of 500 entries. And yet, despite this brief blip of notoriety, Thomas never appears to have created another poster.

About Les Maitres de L'Affiche:

Maîtres de l'Affiche (Masters of the Poster) refers to 256 color lithographic plates used to create an art publication during the Belle Époque 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 Chéret, the father of poster art. The varied selection of prints were sold in packages 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.

Particulars: Each original Maîtres de l'Affiche lithograph has an embossed stamp in the bottom right corner and was printed on thick paper 
It has been professionally conserved by going through a de-acidification and cleaning bath (see poster and print conservation and restoration)

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