|Artist: Will Bradley
|Title: The Chap-Book |
Poet and his Lady"
A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de
L'Affiches" series. |
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1898.
in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame.
Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Maitre Sheet Size:||11 3/8 in x
15 3/4 in|
| ||29 cm x 40 cm|
|Price: $175.00 USD
size sold for $ 2,000 US
Poster Auctions International NY. Nov 2005
"In 1894 two Harvard students, Stone and Kimball, came up with an idea for
a magazine called 'The Chap Book' that would cover literary and artistic news
not normally covered in major journals, including the notion of regarding posters
as an art form. Although not meant to be more than college high-jinks, the tiny
curiosity surprised the two by prospering and became enough of a hit that when
they returned to their native Chicago, they continued to publish it there for
some years. Bradley contributed to the success of the original issues of The Chap
Book with store counter placards such as this one and created a total of five
designs for the publication. This is the only black and white. The influence of
Art Nouveau, is clearly apparent, and tender, romantic image piques our interest
in the 'curious and interesting songs, ballads, tales histories etc.' promised
in the text below" (Gold p.75)