Maitres de L'Affiche - Year 1898

Size: 11 3/8 x 15 3/4 inches - Original Lithographs
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Jules Cheret
Exposition de Tableaux
Plate No.97
Price: $325
Print Code: Pomai097

Eugene Grasset
Exposition E. Grasset
Plate No.98
Price: $1200
Print Code: Pomai098

Miss Ethel Reed
Miss Traumerei
Plate No.99
Price: $325
Print Code: Pomai099

V. Oliva
Topic Salon
Plate No.100
Price: $275
Print Code: Pomai100

Jules Cheret
Fete des Fleures
Plate No.101
Price: $500
Print Code: Pomai101

Ou la menent-ils?
Plate No.103
Price: $250
Print Code: Pomai103

Absinthe Robette
Plate No.104
Price: $3500
Print Code: Pomai104

Jules Cheret
2eme Bal de l'Opera
Plate No.105
Price: $650
Print Code: Pomai105

Boutet de Monvel
La Petite Poucette
Plate No.106
Price: $100
Print Code: Pomai106

Plate No.107
Price: $1200
Print Code: Pomai107

Jules Cheret
Quinquina Dubonnet
Plate No.109
Price: $625
Print Code: Pomai109

Jane Avril
Plate No.110
Price: $4500
Print Code: Pomai110

Champagne Jules Mumm
Plate No.111
Price: $900
Print Code: Pomai111

Ch.-H. Woodbury
Societe des Peintres
Plate No.112
Price: $125
Print Code: Pomai112

Jules Cheret
Emilienne d'Alencon
Plate No.113
Price: $325
Print Code: Pomai113

Alphonse Mucha
Plate No.114
Price: $4500
Print Code: Pomai114

Edward Penfield
Harper's Magazine
Plate No.115
Price: $650
Print Code: Pomai115

Anvers et son Exposition
Plate No.116
Price: $325
Print Code: Pomai116

Jules Cheret
Oeuvres de Rabelais
Plate No.117
Price: $325
Print Code: Pomai117

F. Vallotton
La Pepiniere
Plate No.119
Price: $325
Print Code: Pomai119

Fred Hyland
Harper's Magazine
Plate No.120
Price: $325
Print Code: Pomai120

Jules Cheret
La Diaphane
Plate No.121
Price: $325
Print Code: Pomai121

La Goulue
Plate No.122
Price: $8500
Print Code: Pomai122

Maxfield Parrish
The Century Magazine
Plate No.123
Price: $1500
Print Code: Pomai123

Fritz Rehm
Cigarettes Laferme
Plate No.124
Price: $325
Print Code: Pomai124

Jules Cheret
Cadet Roussel
Plate No.125
Price: $175
Print Code: Pomai125

Eugene Grasset
Plate No.126
Price: $550
Print Code: Pomai126

Otto Fischer
Affiches Modernes
Plate No.127
Price: $175
Print Code: Pomai127

Miss Ethel Reed
Priere de la Vierge d'Or
Plate No.128
Price: $225
Print Code: Pomai128

Jules Cheret
Casino d'Enghien
Plate No.129
Price: $325
Print Code: Pomai129

De Feure
A Jeanne d'Arc
Plate No.130
Price: $325
Print Code: Pomai130

Alex Charpentier
Grande Tuilerie d'Ivry
Plate No.131
Price: $150
Print Code: Pomai131

W. Carqueville
Lippincott's Magazine
Plate No.132
Price: $325
Print Code: Pomai132

Jules Cheret
Plate No.133
Price: $525
Print Code: Pomai133

Le Coupable
Plate No.134
Price: $200
Print Code: Pomai134

Lucien Lefevre
Absinthe Mugnier
Plate No.135
Price: $375
Print Code: Pomai135

Will Bradley
The Chapbook
Plate No.136
Price: $225
Print Code: Pomai136

Jules Cheret
Oeuvre de l'Hospitalite
Plate No.137
Price: $125
Print Code: Pomai137

Gabriel Ibels
Exposition de Ibels
Plate No.138
Price: $375
Print Code: Pomai138

Plate No.139
Price: $225
Print Code: Pomai139

Maurice Denis
La Depeche de Toulouse
Plate No.140
Price: $175
Print Code: Pomai140

Jules Cheret
Aux Buttes Chaumont
Plate No.141
Price: $325
Print Code: Pomai141

Expo Internationale
Plate No.142
Price: $125
Print Code: Pomai142

Manuel Robbe
Plate No.143
Price: $275
Print Code: Pomai143

Alphonse Mucha
La Dame Aux Camelias
Plate No.144
Price: $4500
Print Code: Pomai144

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)