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.
This charming image was designed by Lucien Lefevre ( 1850 - ?) to promote the Cirage Jacquot & Cie brand of shoe polish. This poster was created during the heyday of circus performances, and the image portrays one clown painting the other's face with the Jacquot brand of shoe polish.
This is an original vintage poster, not a reproduction . This poster is on heavyweight paper, and is in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.