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 was sold in packages of four and delivered monthly to subscribers. Designed for a subscription audience, the publication showcased the most influential posters of the era in a collectible small format.
This poster advertises hot chocolate from the brand Chocolate Carpentier. Set in a yellow background, the focus of the image is on the steaming cup on the right-hand side of the advertisement. The baby is observed reaching away from his mother and towards the hot chocolate in the same manner that the white dog is stretched toward the table.
Henri Gerbault (1863-1930) was a French poster artist, illustrator and humorist. Before deciding to pursue poster art and illustration, Gerbault studied conventional painting at the l’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Gerbault’s work was published in many popular magazines such as La Vie Moderne, L’Art et la Mode and La Vie Parisienne.
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