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Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (French/Swiss, 1859-1923) Exposition à la bodinière

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American & European Works of Art - 2673B
Date / Time :
September 20, 2013 10:00AM


Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (French/Swiss, 1859-1923)

Exposition à la bodinière, 1894, published by Charles Verneau, Paris (Bargiel & Zagrodzki, 14B1). Monogrammed and identified within the matrix. Color lithographic poster on paper, sight size 23 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. (59.6 x 79.9 cm), framed.
Condition: Toned, water staining, mounted onto linen, losses to sheet near edges, two indentations into the sheet u.r., not examined out of frame.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Laid on linen and stretched on a stretcher, framed under glass. Paper is joined along the horizontal in the center, and there is a pinhole sized loss (less than 1/16 in.) along the joined seam in the center (in the cat's neck). Pronounced toning. Scattered staining, including to l.l. corner, measuring 1 1/4 x 3/4 inch, and along the right edge, measuring 13 1/2 inches high and 3/8 inch across at its widest point, as well as other subtle staining including near the cat's tail. Curved abrasion to lower left quadrant in the area of the artist's name, running through the capital A and S and above the lower case letters of Steinlen, then curving back underneath the name, about 11 inches total. Nicks, wear, and losses along the edges of the sheet, including a repaired tear to u.r. corner measuring 1 inch and a loss to the u.l. corner measuring 5/8 x 1 inch.

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Paris, Charles Verneau