|Artist: J. L. Forain
French (1852-1931) |
Plate: PL. 186
|Title: La Parisienne
A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de
L'Affiches" series. |
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1899.
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
This is a poster for the Exhibition of Woman's Art at the Palace Palais de l'Industrie,
celebrating "The Parisisian Woman of the Century. The drawing skill of the
artist comes through in the handling of the young lady, in evening gown, with
full-length white gloves, that unveils the notice of the exhibition, so to speak.
She casts a knowing look towards the viewer. The artist's rendering of her dress
and the drapes she unveils, are drawn exquisitely. The English art dealer William
Weston writes, "Forain was one of the most gifted and individual French draughtsman
of the period
He was an artist who had an exceptional eye for expressive
He observed the mannerisms and movements of people with an uncanny
skill and an often biting satirical eye" (Weston
No.1 2000, 15)
Forain was a prolific painter and lithographer, but
is best known for his book designs and numerous illustrations for leading periodicals
such as Le Rire
He produced only few