Size: 9.5 x 12.75 inches
Two issues of the French periodical known ass L'Assiette au Buerre. L'Assiette au Beurre was an illustrated French weekly satirical magazine with anarchist political leanings that was chiefly produced between 1901 and 1912. It was revived as a monthly for a time and ceased production in 1936.
One of the issues is illustrated by Jossot, a well known Art Nouveau artist born in 1866. While parodying the style of the Symbolists, by 1894 his eponymous designs has graduated to marry grotesque deformation with decorative distortions.
The aesthetics of Jossot are closely linked with Nabis drawings and paintings, and with medieval illuminations and frescos, Japanese prints and french cartoonists, like Caran d’Ache, Morriss, and Louis Doës. Jossot was branded an anarchist, which he denied. Although he was never a militant, he was certainly an acid critic of the social and political systems of his time.
These publications are intact. Edges can be frayed and/or folded, please see photos.