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Lot 1885

Steinlen, Theophile Alexandre (Swiss-French, 1859-1923). Study of a Country Landscape. Initialed with estate stamp l/r: ST. Pencil on paper. 6½ x 4½" (by sight). Removed from his sketchbook, found in his Paris studio. Framed to an overall size of 13½ x 12". There is a very light pencil smudge at the upper left, otherwise the sketch is in very fine condition. Not examined out of frame. Lithographer and painter. Initially trained as a textile designer, Steinlen moved to Paris at the age of 22, quickly entering the cafè circles of such notables as Emile Zola and Aristide Bruant, eventually creating illustrations for their publications. One of the greatest poster artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, he has been called the Norman Rockwell of the 1890s. Known for creating realistic images of everyday life, Steinlen often used his wife, daughter, and a family of cats as models for his work. His most notable poster entitled "Chat Noir" was an advertisement for a cafè of the same name and features a sassy black cat.

Estimated Value $300 - 400.
Please note the Steinlen posters for sale elsewhere in the catalog.

Realized $230

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