Related Objects
Current Location:
Cabinet F -> Drawer 14 (F)
Location Notes:
PDC; Cabinet F; Drawer 14

Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of Fin de Siécle French Prints, Gift of Elaine Rutowski Shay ➔ L'Escarmouche (The Skirmish)

Artwork
Medium:
7 color Lithograph printed in the following order: pale yellow background, yellow, dark flesh, light flesh, green, gray and black
Date:
1896
Dimensions:
Artworks;Artworks - Height: 15.75";24" Width: 11.5";20"
Note: Matte
Description:
Man in green suit, black hat. Man in brown suit, black hat holding bag. Café scene with man and woman standing near windows. "L'Escarmouche" text in top center.
Historical Context:
Info from "http://www.yaneff.com/html/history/maitre.html" 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). They were numbered, with the printers name "Imprimerie Chaix," in the margin at the bottom left hand corner, "PL.1" to "PL.240." In the margin at the bottom right hand corner of each, is a blind embossed stamp (see above) from a design of Cheret's. Each overall plate measures approximately 11 3/8 in. x 15 3/4 in. (29cm x 40cm). The actual poster image varies in size within the sheet, as the larger version posters were printed in varied sizes. Therefore, each has a margin (border) around the actual poster image.