A Lithograph Menu Cover by Georges Redon - 1911A Lithograph Menu Cover by Georges Redon - 1911A Lithograph Menu Cover by Georges Redon - 1911A Lithograph Menu Cover by Georges Redon - 1911A Lithograph Menu Cover by Georges Redon - 1911A Lithograph Menu Cover by Georges Redon - 1911A Lithograph Menu Cover by Georges Redon - 1911A Lithograph Menu Cover by Georges Redon - 1911A Lithograph Menu Cover by Georges Redon - 1911

I had to look long and hard to see that this is a print because it sure looks like a drawing. I looked up Georges Redon and saw this same drawing on an Etsy site--along with another drawing I own and didn't know what a Redon--a little boy peeing on a tree and the little girl standing behind him. Redon liked those themes--little kids fascinated with themselves. Brief bio: It's a an English translation of the French.

"Jules Georges Redon was the son of Marie-Louise Hauneau and Victor Louis Redon. Although born rue d'Hauteville , Georges loved Montmartre. He began drawing in 1893 for newspapers. In 1897, he created advertising posters in the Art Nouveau style and opened his own lithographic workshop at 80 rue Caulaincourt . He also worked with Etablissements Minot for the draw of his prints, as well as for Chaix (via Jules Chéret ). His drawings decorated many cabarets and restaurants, including the restaurant Foyot, the Café de Paris, The Abbey Theleme ( Pigalle Square ). During the World War I , he was mobilized throughout the conflict as a non-commissioned officer, working in the camouflage section workshop, while continuing his work as a draftsman. After the war, Redon illustrated books for the children, while producing posters inspired by the theme of childhood. He lived at this time 5 rue Bourdaloue and died in 1943".

So this is a menu cover, and it could quite possibly be a menu from the cafe' advertised on the drawing. It's a wonderful theme--very French and has absolutely nothing to do with eating. There is a moisture stain at the bottom, but it doesn't detract. Since it's framed, I can't know if it is a lithograph only, or if there is a menu on the back of the picture. Measurements are 17.5"L x 12.5W.

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A Lithograph Menu Cover by Georges Redon - 1911

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