La Parisienne du Siecle Original Lithograph after Jean-Louis Forain

La Parisienne du Siecle
Lithograph after Forain
La Parisienne du Siecle
Lithograph Framed and Matted
Parisienne du Siecle Lithograph after Jean-Louis Forain Parisienne du Siecle Lithograph after Jean-Louis Forain Framed and Matted

Original lithograph printed in colors on wove paper after Jean-Louis Forain. A lifetime impression printed for the Maîtres de l’Affiche (Masters of the Poster) series printed by Imprimerie Chaix. Transcribed from Forain’s original full-size 1892 poster by artisans at Atelier Cheret and issued as plate 196 (of 256) in the series Les Maîtres de l’Affiche, bearing the blindstamp of the monogram (Lugt 1777c) in the sheet lower right. Published by Jules Cheret and printed at Impremiere Chaix (Atelier Cheret), Paris.

This image was an advertisement for an art exhibit by women artists at the Palais de L’Industrie. Since artisans at Impremiere Chaix transcribed the image, this is technically an “after” Forain, although it is a lifetime impression. Jean-Louis Forain was considered one of the most important artists in France during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His friend Degas got him interested in ballet and its dancers and patrons as subjects for his art. This lithograph was one of two that was included in the Masters of the Poster series.

– Title: La Parisienne du Siecle
– Artist: Jean-Louis Forain (after) (French, 1852-1931)
– Year of publication: 1899
– Image size: 12 inches H x 8-3/4 inches W (30.5 cm x 22.2 cm)
– Sheet size 16 inches H x 11.5 inches W (40.6 cm x 29.2 cm)
– Frame size: 25-1/4 inches H x 21-1/4 inches W (64.1 cm x 54 cm)

Conservation mounted in gold metal leaf frame and acid-free black matte. Protected with UV-resistant acrylic cover. No evidence of previous matting or mounting. A fine example in very good condition, with small tears and bumps in several places along some of the edges, but well away from the image.

Price is $295 USD. J D Smith Fine Art will provide a Certificate of Authenticity to the buyer. (Often priced at $800-1,200 USD in higher-end galleries.) $40 shipping on this piece to North America. Insurance included in shipping.