Michel, V.

1900 Original French Art Nouveau Poster, Gil Blas, Music Sheet - La Chanson des Bohemiens - Michel

$100.00
  • 1900 Original French Art Nouveau Poster, Gil Blas, Music Sheet - La Chanson des Bohemiens - Michel

Michel, V.

1900 Original French Art Nouveau Poster, Gil Blas, Music Sheet - La Chanson des Bohemiens - Michel

$100.00

Date: 1900
Size:  16 x 20 inches (matted) 10.25 x 14.25 inches (image) 
Artist: Michel, V

About the poster: A charming illustration (dated June 1 1900) of a breast-feeding mother outside her caravan provides a charming counterpoint to the song penned by Marius Roig and called simply La Chanson des Bohemiens (The song of the Bohemians).

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. 

In very good condition, matted and ready to frame.