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Maitres De L'Affiche - Pl 75 Moulin de la Galette
- 11.5” x 15.5”
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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.A group of (Montmartre) artists, including Somm, Raffelli and de Feure, decided to make a sale of their work at the Hôtel Drouot, the famous Paris auction house. To announce it, Roedel designed a poster showing an artist's model walking down a steep hill to Paris, carrying two canvases under her arm…The model is charmingly dressed, in an outfit very like the skating girl of Cheret's poster. In the background are the windmills of the Moulin de la Galette, which dominated the landscape of Montmarte until eclipsed by the dome of Sacre Coeur. The Hotel Drouot refused the poster, but it was seen by the manager of the Moulin de la Galette, who commissioned the version shown here"(Rennert, PAI-XXVII, 571)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.