This portrait of Jeanne Granier was published in "Le Rire" circa 1890-1900, one of these French magazines who were asking the most famous artists of the time to create original artworks for their publications.
The piece is by Leonetto Cappiello, (1875-1944) a world famous illustrator who has left us the most striking Art Nouveau posters (Cinzano, Campari, etc..)
His works are in Musee d'Orsay, Le Louvre, and the MOMA in New York, to name a few.
Somewhat caricature like, somewhat risque, Cappiello was an artist of the extreme! Jeanne Granier's portrait is strongly Art Nouveau, with a cabaret feel and colors a la Toulouse Lautrec.
Though done on thin paper, the piece is an original lithograph, signed in the plate on the upper left corner, with the name Cappiello also mentioned below the image.
A very rare piece with A LOT of character, which will bring Art Nouveau chic to any decor!
You may want to also consider my other Cappiello piece item # 3429pnt (See Pic)
CONDITION: In very good condition. No damage.
Colors are rather light. This is not fading but is original to the piece. Text at the back (but not showing through in real)
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 11 3/4". Width: 8 7/8". ( 30 cm) by (22.5 cm)
Will be shipped "Registered" from Paris, including insurance and signature at delivery.
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