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.
The Lait Pur Sterilise image was created by Theophile Steinlen (1859 – 1923) to promote the new Pure Sterilised Milk that is both enjoyed by the young girl and coveted by her cats. It is an iconic image that is still endearing to this day. Steinlen was one of the most popular poster artists of his era and favored for his charming depictions of children and animals in his images. In this well designed scene he used his own daughter, Colette as well as his own cats as models. In his career, Steinlen was well known for images using cats as the focus.
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