Nos Actrices. Leonetto Cappiello.

Nos Actrices

Paris: Editions de la Revue Blanche, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. 45 x 35 cm. One page Preface by Marcel Prevost, French novelist and women's rights advocate. Limited edition, copy 16 of 44 on Japan imperial paper. 18 color pochoir plates of contemporary actresses in their famous roles, including Sara Bernhardt, Marthe Brandes, Mariette Sully, Lucienne Breval, et al. An early caricature work by Cappiello before his acclaim as a poster artist. Cappiello started his career illustrating in journals: Le Rire, Le Cri de Paris, Le Sourire, L'Assiette au Beurre, La Baionnette, Femina, and others. In 1898, he moved to Paris, and his caricatures were published in Le Rire for the first time. He was the first poster artist to use bold figures popping out of black backgrounds. Bright, very fresh copy, most signatures unopened. Orig. printed cream stiff wrappers with original acetate overwrapper. Fine in fine orange clam shell box with gilt lettered black cover label. Item #20683

Price: $3,750.00

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