Mothu et Doria, "Maitres de l'Affiche" plate 46


Genre: Maitres de L'Affiche
Genre 2: Theatre & Opera
Artist: Theophile A. Steinlen
Year Printed: 1893
Artwork Created: 1896
Size: 11" x 16"
Country of Poster: France
Printer: Chaix (Paris, France)
Restoration Detail: Restored
Condition: Flat
Grade: Fine
Additional Information: Lithograph in colors, This plate is a small-format, lithographic reduction of the original poster. Printed in 1896 for the subscription series "Les Maitres de l'Affiche" it carries a blind stamp on the lower right corner which distinguishes the series. Published for the poster enthusiast of the time, this series of 256 color lithographic plates were delivered to monthly subscribers in packages of four during the Belle Epoque period in Paris (1895-1900).

The collection was reproduced from the original works of ninety-seven artists in a smaller 11 x 15 inch format. The individual plates were issued as separate numbered sheets with the printer's name, Imprimerie Chaix, in the margin at the bottom left hand corner. They remain highly desirable and are increasingly hard to find.

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