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All the posters sold in this shop are authentic Maitres de L'Affiche posters...with an embossed stamp of authenticity on the lower right margin and a title on the left.
They are 11.25" by 15.5"... a smaller versions of the original street posters.

Les Maitres de l Affiche was a Limited Edition of hand engraved lithographs, in a smaller format, of the world's most meritorious street posters. Les Maitres de l'Affiche was published in Paris, between 1896 and 1900, and sold by subscription to the collectors of this modern art form. Posters were included, in the collection, because of their artistic merit or because of the interest or fame of either the subject or the artist who created the poster.
All Maitres de l Affiche were done with the permission of the artist.

This print has full margins, no tears, excellent colors, some age foxing on the edges.
Excellent condition, A.

The original size of the billboard poster was 37" x 51"; circulated in 1896, Paris.

This poster by Robbe shows the influence of Japanese wood block prints on the Art Nouveau movement.
The two women, as if halted in the moment, are pointing to a kerosene lamp that lays claim to a more advanced and safer technology.
The landscape and the sky are very Japanese in flavor...as is the hairstyle of the central figure.

According to the web site of Centaur Art Galleries:
Born in Paris in 1872, Manuel Robbe developed his art during the years of controversy preceding the revolution of early 20th century modern art.

Robbe studied painting at the Academie Julian and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He learned printmaking early on, exhibited at the Salons and won a metal at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900. Following the productive years of his youth, Robbe served as a pilot in the First World War. Afterwards, as happened to so many after the experience of war, he lost much of his creative impulse.
... he lived until 1936, he is known for his richly printed color aquatints created at the turn of the century, images fully evocative of the days of the Belle Epoque.

Reference Plate Numbers are from the book: Masters of the Poster 1896-1900 with a preface by Roger Marx and Notes by Jack Rennert. Published by Images Graphiques, Inc New York,
Library of Congress Number: 77-94468.

Please do not hesitate to call me at 415.702.7272 or email me at AuthenticPosters [!at] gmail.com.
Thank you for your interest!

Manuel Robbe, Original Maitres de L'Affiche Poster, French 1898, Plate No.143, Ad for a kerosene lamp, L'ECLATANTE.

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: paper, ink
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