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 and 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.
In this image, the artist Louis Anquetin (1861 - 1932) lovingly depicts the robust Marguerite Dufay and her trombone. Anquetin was a close friend of Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, and the pair worked in a similar style of flattened plains, muted colors, and sharpened outlines. Here, Anquetin lets the natural paper color become both the background and the highlights in Dufay’s form. It’s a deceptively simple design.
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.