Le Chemineau Poster
France, c. 1890
39 x 55 in (99 x 140 cm)
Theatre National de l'Odeon. Second theatre Francais. Le Chemineau. Drame en 5 actes par Jean Richepin.
Translaton: Natonal Theatre of Odeon. Second French theater. The Tramp. Drama in 5 acts by Jean Richepin.
It was in the 1890s that the poster started being more widely recognized as form of artistic expression. The poster became an integral part of the cityscape during the Belle Epoque, turn of the century period in Europe—its colorful, larger than life images both indispensible to advertising and a respected art form in itself.
Printer: Chaix, Ateliers Cheret, Paris
Year: c. 1890
Condition: Good, please note restoration done on the bottom left corner and some minor scratches at the top of poster
Linen-backed on canvas