C1896

Pour le Pauvres de France et de Russie.

Artist:

Gaston Noury (1866 - 1936)

Noury was born and grew up in Elbeuf (France) where his grandfather was founder and director of the local museum. Although his primary interests were painting and drawing nature subjects, he created several evocative posters of the era..Rennert, PAI-XXX, 242 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Pour le Pauvres de France et de Russie.

Date:

C1896

Artist:

Gaston Noury (1866 - 1936)

Engraver:

Imprimerie Chaix 

Condition:

Spotting in left and lower margin, will matt over, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

195mm 
x 290mm
AUTHENTICITY
Pour le Pauvres de France et de Russie. - Antique Print from 1896

Genuine antique
dated:

1896

Description:

Noury was born and grew up in Elbeuf (France) where his grandfather was founder and director of the local museum. Although his primary interests were painting and drawing nature subjects, he created several evocative posters of the era..
Rennert, PAI-XXX, 242

This poster is from the series,Les Maitres de l’Affiche (The Masters of the Poster ) took five years to produce from 1895 to1900.

It is one of the most prestigious and influential art publications in history. This series features the most outstanding posters of the late 19th century when the medium  was only used for commercial advertising.  During the 19th century the poster celebrated its golden era under the hands of famous artist such as, Cheret, Toulouse Lautrec, Mucha and Steinlen. They elevated the poster from a commercial medium to innovative art form. By  the 1890s, the streets of every great metropolis were enlivened  by large, colourful posters. The poster had not only caught the eye of the public, but it’s best examples were already being regarded as works of art, to be exhibited, reviewed in journals and collected. 

In  1895, the Imprimerie Chaix firm published reduced chromolithographic versions of over 200 the best posters of the period by more than 90 great artists. This Chaix publication Les Maitres de l’Affiche, was issued as separate numbered lithographs, every month for 60 months from 1895 to 1900.

Of the 97 artists represented all were prominent artists of the day.

The lithograph was issued with an embossed seal at the lower right further signifying its authenticity.

Biography:

Gaston Noury (1866-1936)

Noury was a French painter, poster artist, illustrator, cartoonist and theatrical costume designer, working in Le Havre and Paris, where he settled around 1889. His prolific output covered a wide variety of subjects and his images were used for posters, books, postcards, songbooks, genre scenes and fashion plates. He made illustrations for magazines such as La Chronique parisienne, Saint-Nicolas, Gil Blas illustré, Journal amusant, and Les Hommes d’aujourd’hui. Noury grew up in Elbeuf where his grandfather was founder and director of the local museum. He designed costumes for the Moulin Rouge and Ambassadeurs in the Montmartre district. 

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