1895 Original Lithograph, Crèche Du 16e Arrondissement - Steinlen
Size: 13.5 x 11 inches (with frame 19.5 x 18 inches)
Notes: Poster, Framed
Artist: Steinlen, Alexandre Theophile
About The Poster: This is an original lithograph designed by Theophile Alexandre Steinlen for a daycare center in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, (1859 –1923), was a Swiss-born French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker. Steinlen became a regular contributor to Le Rire and Gil Blas magazines plus numerous other publications including L'Assiette au Beurre and Les Humouristes, a short-lived magazine he and a dozen other artists jointly founded in 1911. Between 1883 and 1920, he produced hundreds of illustrations, a number of which were done under a pseudonym so as to avoid political problems due to their harsh criticisms of societal ills . Today, his works can be found at many important museums around the world including at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., United States.' Of this particular image it has been written, we 'certainly don't envy the person charged with tending to the gaggle of infants, none of which appear to be pleased to hanging like so many stockings by the fireplace in anticipation of Santa Claus's arrival. Perhaps that's why this daycare center is holding a benefit to hire more staff. These bambinos must have grown up to be pretty hip grandparents, because strangely enough, today the 16th arondissement is the most chic of all arrondissements.' The image is 13.5 x 11 inches, and the framed size is 19.5 x 18 inches.