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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 19.5" x 25.5"; circulated in 1894, Toulouse.
H.G.Ibels was the man who convinced Toulouse Lautrec to become a lithographic artist.

As per the Wikipedia entry H. G. Ibels:
Henri Gabriel Ibels (30 November 1867 Paris – February 1936 Paris), was a French illustrator, printmaker, painter and author.

He studied at the Académie Julian with Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard and was a member of Les Nabis from its 1889 founding. Other members were Gauguin, Utrillo, Félix Vallotton and Emile Bernard. Ibels took part in Les Nabis’ exhibitions at Le Barc de Boutteville gallery. With Vuillard and Maurice Denis he soon caught the public eye and earned the nickname ‘le Nabis journaliste’.[1]

Ibels’ images were powerful and heavily graphic, in keeping with the movement that was a generous admixture of fine art, graphic design and advertising, as seen in the lithographs and posters for theater, cabaret, and book illustration.

Ibels drew his inspiration from life on the street, cafés, the circus and boxing ring, as did Adolphe Willette, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen. His graphic style owed much to the art of Honoré Daumier, Japanese woodcuts, Paul Gauguin and the Pont-Aven School.

Ibels collaborated with Toulouse-Lautrec and became involved in avant-garde theater.[2] He exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants for the first time in 1891.

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.

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H.G.Ibels, Maitres de L'Affiche Poster, French1898, Plate No.138, Poster for an Art Exhibition of H.G.Ibels Work at the Bodiniere.

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