1910 French Music Sheets, Une Blague - Misti

1910 French Music Sheets, Une Blague - Misti

Date: 1910
Size:  10.75 x 14 inches
Notes: Poster, Music Sheets, Small, Booklet
Artist: Misti
Price: For more details call 514 656 3301

About The Poster: In the 1890s Georges Ondet, a publisher located at 83 Faubourg St. Denis in Paris, published an illustrated collection of music sheets called Paris en chansons (Paris in Song). With music and lyrics by some of the best loved French poets, lyricists and romantic authors, and sketches by artists like Steinlen, Ibels, Misti and others, these quickly became collectors items which were snapped up as soon as they were released.  This wonderful music sheet was produced by Misti, the pen name (pardon the pun!) of Ferdinard Mifliez: 

Ferdinand Mifliez (Misti)

Ferdinand Mifliez or Misti, 1865-1922, Born, raised and educated in Paris, Misti was a true Parisian and as such, he depicted life in Paris flawlessly. Misti was first trained as an industrial designer, and was influenced to make posters while working at the printing house, Chaix. Misti changed his name from Mifliez to Misti after graduating from the School of Decorative Artsan art deco school, in 1888. Misti was a passionate man who was also a talented composer and pianist. Misti was primarily known as an engraver, lithographer and illustrator of his favorite theme, beautiful Parisian women. Two of his most famous works are included in Les Maitres se L’Affiche.   He made his first poster in 1893 and later became one of the busiest posterists of his time, following in the footsteps of his mentor, Jules Cheret. Misti created many of his posters for Paris's major department stores and modes of transport such as cycles and automobiles. His posters were hung in Salons throughout Paris, among the Humorist galleries and at the Societe des Artistes Francais, from which he received an award in 1907. Misti was famous for his direct and explicit style and bold use of line and color, all innovations that continue to influence the artists of today.

The sheets are in good condition but have been folded in two since before we acquired them, hence the fold in the image. Please email us for more pictures.