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.
This image was created by Jules Cheret ( 1836 – 1932) who not only was a gifted artist but also a talented lithographer who created the technique of stone lithography printing of multi colored designs. In this image Cheret is promoting the new book written by Emile Zola, La Terre (The Soil) and he uses the sad looking farmer looking over his field which formed the basis of the book.
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.