Maitres De L'Affiche - Pl 71 Lessive Figaro

  • 13067
  • Leo Gausson
  • 11.5” x 15.5”
  •  1897
  • $200
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  • 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.
     
    Leo Gausson (1860 – 1944) created the clever image for a detergent made by the Figaro Company. He contrasts the colors of the image with the crisp white of the sheet implying how great a detergent this product was. The costumed female in the image is dressed as a ballerina to hang her wash on the clothes line.
     
    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.