A. Original lithograph from "Les Contemporains Celebres".
by Publications Octave Beauchamp
& G. de Malherbe, Paris, 1904.
Also includes: Signed (in the plate) testimonial
including celebrity photo and background design by Manuel Orazi, French (1860-1934)
plus original biography.
Both presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free,
archival museum mats, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat
Certificate of Authenticity.
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Lemaître (1853–1914). The French critic, storyteller, and dramatist Jules
Lemaître is remembered mainly for his uniquely personal and impressionistic style
of literary criticism. An enemy of critical systems, he emphasized his individual,
human perceptions of works, controlled only by knowledge and taste. He once said
of Sarah Bernhardt, "She could enter a convent, discover the North Pole, have
herself inoculated with rabies, assassinate an emperor or marry a Negro king without
"Les Contemporains Celebres, was published by Lefrevre-Utile
(famed Biscuit producer) containing portraits...some of Cappiello's finest caricatures
of contemporary celebrities" (Rennert,
"Published by Lefevre-Utile and Octave Beauchamp,
Paris, and distributed by G. de Malherbe, containing portraits, biographies, signed
testimonials and some of Cappiello's finest caricatures of contemporary celebrities.
You might be asking yourself just what do Sarah Bernhardt, Anatole France, Rejane,
Granier, Massenet, Bartholdi and the Queen of Madagascar have in common? The answer
is quite simple: They all love Lefevre-Utile biscuits, of course" (Rennert,