Paris: Imp. Chaix, ca 1900. Print. [Illustration approx. 28.4cm x 23.5cm; Mat approx. 36cm x 51.2cm; Frame approx. 59.3cm x 51.2cm]. A color poster printed on wove paper showing an image of a coy-looking woman on a dark background with a motif of paper lanterns, marionettes and theatrical masks with the words "Theatre Pompadour" along the top and bottom of the image. There are several stamps on the image: "Imp Charles Verneau" in orange vertically along the left border; "Affiches Artistiques E. BARCET" in orange along the bottom border; "Institut Theatrical" in orange in the lower left corner of the image; and "Les Maitres de l'Affiche pl.203" in black in the bottom left corner of the mat. Additionally, there is a dry stamp in the lower right corner that also says "Les Maitres de l'Affiche" Very good. Item #59194
Named for Madame de Pompadour, patron of the arts and the mistress and lifelong confidante of Louis XV, the image announces the Theâtre Pompadour in Paris and features her likeness holding a shadowy mask. The poster, designed by Parisian artist E. Barcet, makes great use of shades of black and white in this poster with red accents, creating a striking and unforgettable image.