1898 Original French Art Nouveau Poster, Gil Blas, Tristesse de l'Heureuse - Balluriau

Date: 1898
Size:  16 x 20 (matted) 10.25 x 14.25 (image) 
Notes: Poster, Small Poster, Matted
Artist: Balluriau, Paul 
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About the poster: Gil Blas was initially published as a supplement in 1891. It was named for the title character of Alain-René Lesage's eighteenth century novel. Theophile Alexandre Steinlen was the chief illustrator and art director from the publication's debut until he resigned at the end of 1900. The journal continued until 1903. A serialized story was cut abruptly in the middle when Gil Blas closed its doors.Without question, Steinlen was the main artistic contributor to Gil Blas. He published more covers than any other artist including the one on the left. The journal featured many prominent artists including Hermann-Paul (and Balluriau). (Source : hermann-paul.org) 

About the artist: Paul Balluriau (1860-1917) was a French artist from the Montmartre. He posters and contributed to magazines like Gil Blas Illustré, Le Rire and La Semaine Suzette.

Paul Balluriau was born in Houllins, on the outskirts of Lyon. He studied under Paul Saïn who was also a renowned artist during the late 1800s. Like Steinlen, Paul Balluriau contributed lithographs both to L'Estampe Moderne and the satirical journal Gil Blas. (Source: Wikipedia) 

This vintage print has been detached from the original publication. Edges can be frayed and/or folded, but all of our Gil Blas images (printed image portion) are intact and well presented in a professionally-fitted mat. Please ask to see more photos for the condition.