An original design by De Feure, which shows a man reading a book that appears
to be glowing in it's own light, which lights his face as well. He seems to be
standing on a bridge, as two nuns approach looking apprehensively at a dog in
their path. In the background a soft orange sky above the town's skyline adds
to the haunting atmosphere of this moody composition, done in dark tones.
to the Maitre de l'Affiche series received
four special plates annually. These premium original lithographs, each an original
design, were created specifically for this series, and are not seen in any other
format, unlike the regular plates, which are reduced versions of larger posters.
We are most fortunate to have had the inclusion of the Special Plates (Sp),
as each one is a true example of the artist's creativity and skill. The artist
is unencumbered with a product or service to advertise, and can express himself
more freely, demonstrating his drawing ability, the essence of graphic art, with
only one or two colours. For many collectors these unique Special Plates are more
desirable than any of the regular plates.