Maitres De L'Affiche - Pl 86 Cycles Gladiator

  • 8987
  • Misti
  • 11” x 15.5”
  •  1895
  • $400
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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.
     
    In this image, Misti ( Ferdinand Mifliez ) shows the happy couple on their Gladiator Cycles speeding along and easily able to outpace the gendarme chasing after them. In this early period of poster art, there were many charming cycle posters and Misti was known as a specialist in these humorous images.
     
    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.