19x14 inches, 49x35 cm.
Condition B+: minor creases and discoloration in upper left corner; slight tears along top edge; margins trimmed. Framed.
Leyendecker p. 66, Kiehl 112, DFP-I 282, Reims 1239, Margolin p. 50, Keay p. 69, American Poster 50.
VARIOUS ARTISTS [AMERICAN LITERARY.] Group of 9 posters. Circa 1895.
Condition varies, generally A- / B+.
Group includes: Lippincott’s June and Lippincott’s January (2), by J.J. Gould, Jr.; The New Bohemian, by Charpiot; Harper’s June (3), by Penfield; The Lotus; and Lippincott’s December, by Carqueville.
EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925) ABOUT PARIS. 1895.
14 1/4x9 1/2 inches, 36 1/4x24 cm. Harper & Brothers, [New York].
Condition A: soft creases in image. Paper. Framed.
As art director at Harper’s, Penfield was also involved in designing posters for books they published. As the title suggests, this book is a socio-travelogue through France’s capital city, covering Paris at night and its various cafe-concerts and music halls, Americans living in Paris, how the French mourned for their late president (Carnot) and other tales of life abroad. For the poster, Penfield strikes a very French chord by depicting the Moulin Rouge and two black cats, à la Steinlen, with whom he shared a love for all felines. DFP I 364.
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