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.
Lucien Lefevre was a French poster artist in the 19th century. Born in Varennes, Lefevre is notable for his exhibition of works in the Salon Des Independants in 1872 and 1873. A pupil of Jules Cheret, Lefevre’s work appears in three editions of Maitre de l'Affiche (Pl. 55, 11, 90).
In this particular work for Electricine’s luxury lighting (Eclairage de Luxe), a regally dressed woman appears in the center of the image against a teal backdrop, caressing the orange and ruffled shade of her new luxury lamp.
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