Artist: Lucien Metivet (1863-1930)
Title: Eugénie Buffet Ambassadeurs.
Date of printing: 1897.
Technique: Original chromolithography
Lucien Marie François Métivet (1863 – 1930) was a French poster artist, cartoonist, illustrator, and author who achieved notoriety during the Belle Epoque. Best known for his 1893 poster of the chanteuse Eugénie Buffet, he was also a popular cover artist for the Parisian humor magazine Le Rire and a frequent contributor of cartoons and illustrations to it and other magazines. He illustrated books by a number of prominent authors of the time and wrote at least two books of his own. Métivet was "a master in caricature, humorous illustration and lithographic techniques" who became "one of the most prominent illustrators of the 19th century.
Size or Dimensions
Size (image size exc. margins nor matting): 21.2 x 13.4 cm.
Size (inc. matting): 40 x 30 cm.
Date of printing: 1897
Skilfully matted under museum-quality card-board; ready to frame.