This exquisite art nouveau plate is from Ernest Maindrons Les Affiches Illustrees. This work was published and printed by the Librairie Artistique in Paris in 1896, edited by G. Boudet. This work and Ernest Maindron were highly influential in the development and publication of poster art.
Les Affiches Illustrees was a revolutionary work on poster art that featured folio chromolithographed plates, reproducing the larger posters found in Paris during the late 1800s. Prominent artists contributed to the publication including Alphonse Mucha, Jules Cheret, Eugene Grasset, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
This collectible work was limited to a printing of only 1025 copies.