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Théatre de l’Opéra - Carnaval 1896.

Théatre de l’Opéra - Carnaval 1896.
Théatre de l’Opéra - Carnaval 1896.


Publisher / Artist : CHÉRET, J. 
Title : Théatre de l’Opéra - Carnaval 1896. 
Published : Paris, Imprimerie Chaix, 1890 
Size : 400 x 290mm. 
Colouring : In original printed colours. 
Condition : Paper slightly age toned and pin holes in 4 corners. Traces of removed cello tape in 4 corners. Original lithography from the famous series "Les Maitres de L'affiche". Size of paper 290 x 400cm., size of image 290 x 210mm. In the bottom right margin the b 

Chromo lithographed poster, "Théatre de l’Opéra - Carnaval 1896.", by CHERET, J. Plate 9, published in 1896.

The "Les Maitres de l'Affiche" contained 256 reduced lithographic prints of the best posters of the Belle Époque and was offered as a subscription series to collectors, from December 1895 through November 1900, subscribers received by mail monthly 4 loose sheets (Maître) with a cover sheet. Maitre's were never issued in a book form.

A very high quality of paper was used, were as the large format posters were usually printed on lesser quality newsprint, due to cost and a short expected life span.
The quality of the printing, in the "Maitres de l'Affiche," usually far exceeds that of their larger counterparts and was offered for sale at the price of an original poster.

Read more about "Les Maitres de L'affiche".

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