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Current Location:
Shelf 1D (PDC) -> French Print Collection Box 09
Location Notes:
PDC; Section 1; Shelf D; French Print Collection Box 09

Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of Fin de Siécle French Prints, Gift of Elaine Rutowski Shay ➔ Yvette Guilbert, Scala, Plate 19 of "Les Maîtres de l'Affiche"

Color Lithograph
1895 – 1900
Artworks - Height: 14.875 in Width: 6.375 in
Note: Paper Size: 15.75" x 11.375"
Woman in white dress holding tiny man in suit. Green and blue background, twilight scene, and red earth. Originally published by Imprimerie Chaix. Plate 19 of "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" (Masters of the Poster). Text: "SCALA" along top.
Historical Context:
Ferdinand Bac (1859 - 1952) was a French landscape architect, author and illustrator born in Stuttgart, Germany who spent most of his life in Paris, France, integrating himself into the Bohemian threads of the Montmartre district. He was responsible for imagining and creating the gardens of Menton in France, one of the most attractive tourist destinations along the Riviera. During his life, he wrote and illustrated many literary works, and is regarded by many as being one of the leading political cartoonists of his time.