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.
Ethel Reed (1874 - 1912) was an American graphic artist whose many notable works have been published in Maîtres de l'Affiche. In 2016, many of Reeds’ graphic works, including but not limited to this Miss Traumerei poster, took a tour around the US and were exhibited in notable museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of American History. This particular poster by Reed advertises a new novel by Albert Morris Bagby, titled Miss Traumerei. It shows a woman playing piano in typical Art Nouveau style, imposed by a yellow chrysanthemum emerging from the bottom left-hand side of the frame.
This is an original vintage print, not a reproduction. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our items. This poster is on heavyweight paper, and is in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.