1897 Poster Art Plate L'Eclair Journal Politique Independant 1.er Prix Du Concours d'Affiches De "L'Eclair" H. Thomas . 97
(Les Maitres De L'Affiche)

Paris, France.: Imprimerie Chaix (Encres Lorilleux & Cie), 1897. "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" were reduced-size fine art poster lithographs of famous images of the Belle Epoque, 1895-1900, offered by subscription and never released as bound books; approximately 240 were done over a 60-month period and reflected the best of the exuberant poster art movement that swept Paris at the time before WWI; plate 15 3/4" x 11 1/2"; with the nicely impressed and artistic blindstamp of the "Imprimerie..." below on the right; this is Pl. 222 from the series, with the "Les Maitres..." stamp to left bottom margin; some darkening to paper; old damp-line at bottom 1/4" of the margin, does not near print and would matte out; in very good condition and colorful. Very Good (Item ID: 20730)


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