L'Escarmouche (The Skirmish), 1896
Medium:Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Height: 15.75 in
Width: 11.438 in
Note: Paper Size: 15 3/4 x 11 7/16 in.
Man in green suit, black hat. Man in brown suit, black hat holding bag. Cafe scene with man and woman standing near windows. "L'Escarmouche" text in top center. Original 2008.487.197.
The "Les Maitres de l'Affiche" series was offered as a subscription series to collectors. Every month for 60 months, from December 1895 through November 1900, subscribers received by mail, 4 loose sheets (Maitres) with a cover sheet. It was sold in Paris for 2.50 francs for one month's subscription, (4 Maitres) and for 27 francs for 12 months (48 maitres), plus special (bonus) plates (see Special plates). Maitre's were never issued in a book form, but a binding of the 12 months Maitres was offered to subscribers, at the end of the year, with a beautiful hardcover design by Paul Berthon, for 8 Francs. The "Maitres de l'Affiche," were issued as separate numbered sheets, referred to as "plates" (PL).