|Artist: Will Bradley
|Plate: PL. 52|
|Title: When Hearts are Trumps|
Condition A. Original lithograph from
"Les Maitre de L'Affiches" series. |
by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1897.
Presented 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: $350.00 USD Rare
Full size sold for $2,990 US
Poster Auctions International, NY. May 2008
"The art poster in America was mainly a product of the publishing
trade, and by the mid 1890's, posters had become an accepted extension
of a publisher's normal activities. To herald a book of 'society verses'
titled 'When Hearts are Trumps' the Chicago firm of Stone and Kimball
publishers of 'The Chap book' and American issuers of 'The Yellow
book' turned to Bradley. He came up with this vaguely disturbing,
erotic image. A besotted faun and nymph entwined with grapevines and
each other." (Rennert, PAI-XX,
"Bradley designed a curvilinear, Beardleyesque poster printed in vermilion
and green for Tom Hall's 'When Heart's are Trumps'
this poster is one of
the masterpieces of Art Nouveau style in America" (Lauder,