Maitres de L'Affiche - Year 1897

Size: 11 3/8 x 15 3/4 inches - Original Lithographs
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Jules Cheret
Le Courrier Francais
Plate No.49
Price: $450
Print Code: Pomai049

Eugene Grasset
Les Fetes de Paris
Plate No.50
Price: $250
Print Code: Pomai050

Will Bradley
When Hearts are Trumps
Plate No.52
Price: $400
Print Code: Pomai052

Jules Cheret
Bal au Moluin Rouge
Plate No.53
Price: $800
Print Code: Pomai053

Lucien Lefevre
Plate No.55
Price: $300
Print Code: Pomai055

Jules Cheret
Theatre de l'Opera
Plate No.57
Price: $700
Print Code: Pomai057

Les Arts de la Femme
Plate No.58
Price: $150
Print Code: Pomai058

August Donnay
Concours Chant
Plate No.59
Price: $100
Print Code: Pomai059

Alice R. Glenny
Womens Edition Courrier
Plate No.60
Price: $250
Print Code: Pomai060

Jules Cheret
Paris Courses
Plate No.61
Price: $350
Print Code: Pomai061

Georges Meunier
Trianon Concert
Plate No.62
Price: $350
Print Code: Pomai062

Don Quixote
Plate No.63
Price: $800
Print Code: Pomai063

Jules Cheret
Jardin de Paris
Plate No.65
Price: $600
Print Code: Pomai065

F. Hugo d'Alesi
Centenaire de la Litho
Plate No.66
Price: $600
Print Code: Pomai066

Joseph Sattler
Plate No.67
Price: $200
Print Code: Pomai067

Jules Cheret
La Terre
Plate No.69
Price: $100
Print Code: Pomai069

Caran d'Ache
Exposition Russe
Plate No.70
Price: $150
Print Code: Pomai070

Leo Gausson
Lessive Figaro
Plate No.71
Price: $200
Print Code: Pomai071

G. Mataloni
Incandescenza a Gas
Plate No.72
Price: $300
Print Code: Pomai072

Jules Cheret
La Loie Fuller
Plate No.73
Price: $800
Print Code: Pomai073

Carlos Schwabe
Salon de la Rose Croix
Plate No.74
Price: $300
Print Code: Pomai074

Moulin de la Galette
Plate No.75
Price: $200
Print Code: Pomai075

M.L. Stowell
Geo Humphrey
Plate No.76
Price: $350
Print Code: Pomai076

Jules Cheret
Vin Mariani
Plate No.77
Price: $700
Print Code: Pomai077

H.G. Ibels
Plate No.78
Price: $100
Print Code: Pomai078

A.G. Morrow
The New Woman
Plate No.79
Price: $350
Print Code: Pomai079

Fernand Toussaint
Le Sillon
Plate No.80
Price: $1200
Print Code: Pomai080

Jules Cheret
Pan, a Journal of Satire
Plate No.81
Price: $175
Print Code: Pomai081

La Revue Blanche
Plate No.82
Price: $3000
Print Code: Pomai082

H. Gerbault
Chocolat Carpentier
Plate No.83
Price: $400
Print Code: Pomai083

Paul Fischer
Reklame Plakater
Plate No.84
Price: $200
Print Code: Pomai084

Jules Cheret
Redoute des Etudiants
Plate No.85
Price: $600
Print Code: Pomai085

Cycles Gladiator
Plate No.86
Price: $350
Print Code: Pomai086

Frank Hazenplug
Living Posters
Plate No.87
Price: $150
Print Code: Pomai087

Jules Cheret
Fete de Charite
Plate No.89
Price: $100
Print Code: Pomai089

Lucien Lefevre
Cirage Jacquot & Co.
Plate No.90
Price: $350
Print Code: Pomai090

A. Crespin
Paul Hankar Architecte
Plate No.91
Price: $550
Print Code: Pomai091

Dudley Hardy
Abbots Phit-Eesi
Plate No.92
Price: $200
Print Code: Pomai092

Jules Cheret
Camille Stefani
Plate No.93
Price: $300
Print Code: Pomai093

Alphonse Mucha
Salon de Cents
Plate No.94
Price: $5500
Print Code: Pomai094

T.A. Steinlen
Lait Pur Sterilise
Plate No.95
Price: $2500
Print Code: Pomai095

Ellis Hyland
The Gay Parisienne
Plate No.96
Price: $225
Print Code: Pomai096

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. 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 from a design of Cheret's.
Each overall plate measures approximately 11 3/8 in. x 15 3/4 inches. (29 cm x 40 cm).

In addition to the 240 posters, Special plates (or bonus plates) were issued to subscribers.
There were a total of 16 Special plates, which were sent over the five years, each December, each June, and March and September of the final three years.
These were not posters, but unique original lithographs done exclusively for the "Maitres de l'Affiche" series.
Jules Cheret was the artistic director of the "Imprimerie Chaix. "He dominated the series, with one in every four Maitres by him, the first in each monthly instalment, and 7 of the Special plates, a total of 67. With over 1000 poster designs to his credit, his large representation in the series is justified, although some critics have pointed out that, as the artistic director, he may have been biased towards selecting his own work.
"Of the other 96 artists represented in "Les Maitres de l'Affiche, some were pre-eminent painters and printmakers at various stages of their careers: Toulouse-Lautrec, Denis, Bonnard. Others were famous illustrators and cartoonists of the period, still well known to art collectors, including Forain, Caran d'Ache, Ibels, Boutet de Monvel, Leandre.
But there were also all those whose names say 'poster,' the conquering pioneers of the new medium including, Cheret himself, Mucha, Steinlen, Beggarstaffs, Grasset, Penfield, Parrish, Bradley, hardy… the list could go on and on." (Appelbaum p.iii)