C1899

The Inland Printer

Artist:

Will Bradley (1868 - 1962)

Wonderful poster by the American artist Will Bradley (1868-1962) from the famous French series of posters, Les Maîtres de l’Affiche. Bradley had a singleness of purpose and an emphasis on the detailed ornamentation. He especially excels in giving his images a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Inland Printer

Date:

C1899

Artist:

Will Bradley (1868 - 1962)

Engraver:

Imprimerie Chaix 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original colour lithograph.
AUTHENTICITY
The Inland Printer - Antique Print from 1899

Genuine antique
dated:

1899

Description:

Wonderful poster by the American artist Will Bradley (1868-1962) from the famous French series of posters, Les Maîtres de l’Affiche.

Bradley had a singleness of purpose and an emphasis on the detailed ornamentation. He especially excels in giving his images a certain graphic rhythm, with the seeping curves and lines complementing and reinforcing each other until they create a composition that attracts and fascinates with an insistent pattern…Starting in 1894, Bradley began to design monthly covers for this Chicago based magazine for the printing trade, thereby making it one of the earliest publications to abandon the permanent cover, the custom of the day, in favour of variety. No doubt Bradley’s mastery of graphic arts contributed to the publishers decision. Rennert, PAI-XV, 147  

Les Maîtres de l’Affiche‘ (The Masters of the Poster) published in 1895 – 1900, is one of the most prestigious and influential art publications in history. It features the most outstanding advertising posters of the 19th century. 

During the 19th century the poster celebrated its ‘golden era.’ Under the hands of Chéret, Toulouse Lautrec, Mucha and Steinlen, the poster attained new-found status as an innovative art form, allowing mass distribution of an artist’s distinctive imagery. By the 1890’s the streets of every great metropolis were enlivened by larger, colourful posters. The poster had not only caught the eye of the general public, but its best examples were already being regarded as works of art there were to be exhibited, reviewed in journals and collected. In 1895, the Imprimerie Chaix firm published reduced chromo lithographic versions of over 200 top posters by more than 90 great artists. This Chaix publication ‘Les Maîtres de l’Affiche,’ was issued as separate numbered lithographs, every month for 60 months from 1895 to 1900. Of the 97 artists represented most were prominent painters of the day. 

In this original complete collection each lithograph features an embossed seal marking its authenticity.

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