Maîtres de l'Affiche (Masters of the Poster) refers to 256 color lithographic plates used to create an art publication during the Belle Époque in Paris, France. The collection, reproduced from the original works of ninety-seven artists in a smaller 11 x 15 inch format, was put together by Jules Chéret, the father of poster art and distributed between 1895 – 1900. The varied selection of prints were sold in packages of four and delivered monthly to subscribers. Designed for a subscription audience it showcased the most influential posters of the era in a collectible small format.
Charles Leandre (1862-1934) was a French illustrator known for his caricatures. His work was featured in many weekly humor magazines, such as Le Rire. He was well-known and respected throughout France, and was a member of the Legion of Honour.
A crowd cranes their necks in unison to read the advertisement for an art show in this charming poster. The event at hand is the 1897 1st Exhibition of the Society of Lithographic Painters. The show was held at the Galerie des Artistes Modernes, in Paris.
This is an original vintage print, not a reproduction. This poster is on heavyweight paper, and is in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.