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.
Albert Morrow (1863-1927) was an Irish artist known mostly for his theater posters, illustrations and cartoons. This image was created to promote a Comedy Theatre of London's production of 'The New Woman'. A hunched woman wearing her 'piece-nez' glasses stares off into the distance. She is surrounded by book with titles like, "Man, the Betrayer". It is safe to assume that this play does not view the newly independent and educated woman of turn of the century London in a particularly positive fashion!
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.