Size: 16 x 24 inches
Artist: Alexandre Theophil Steinlen
Although we specialize in original vintage posters, we are sometimes seduced by more recent pieces which possess some similar cachet - such as this original exhibition poster from 1983 for an exhibition of Maitres de l'affiche plates at L'Imagerie in Paris. The image used for the exhibition poster is one designed by Theophile Alexandre Steinlen and was included in the famous Maitres de l'affiche series, printed by Imprimerie Chaix at the turn of the 20th century.
Of Steinlen, Wikipedia writes: 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."
This poster is unlined and in excellent condition.