Lot 457: Eugénie Buffet / Ambassadeurs. 1893

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October 30, 2016
New York, NY, US

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Description: Artist: LUCIEN MÉTIVET (1863-1932) Size: 30 3/4 x 47 in./78 x 119.4 cm Imp. Charles Verneau, Paris This image of Eugénie Buffet walking down a snowy street, her hands stuffed into her pockets and eyes burning intensely, is one of the classics of poster art. "This is the earliest of three posters Métivet did for this chanteuse; in all cases, he puts her on ordinary Paris streets in the clothes of a Paris working girl, the persona she projected in her performances” (Gold, p. 118).
Dimensions: 30 3/4 x 47 in./78 x 119.4 cm
Artist or Maker: LUCIEN MÉTIVET (1863-1932)
Medium: Poster
Date: 1893
Condition Report: B+/ Restored tears at edges.
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