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Original Maitre de l'Affiche Pl 236 F&D Maly Prague by Karel Reisner 1900 Art Nouveau

Maitres De L'Affiche - Pl 236 F&D Maly

Karel Reisner
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11.5" x 15.75" - 29cm x 40cm

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.

Karel Reisner (1868-1913) was Czech painter of whom little is known. In this color packed image for the Prague-based jeweler, F&D Maly, a woman elegantly dressed in pink sits outside. Set against an indigo sky, she admires her earrings in a gilded mirror. The text in the upper portion reads in Czech, "Jewelry and silver products made by F&D Maly." The bottom section of the poster translates to "large selection of new fashions", indicating that F&D Maly was a store on the cutting edge of design.

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.

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