Proof of Program Cover Design for Théâtre du Chat Noir, ca. 1895

  • Georges Auriol, French, 1863-1938

Lithograph printed in black ink on wove paper

  • Framed: Image (excluding marginal notation): 11 3/8 × 8 3/8 inches (28.9 × 21.3 cm) Sheet: 21 3/8 × 13 3/4 inches (54.3 × 34.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Hal H. Smith Fund

F82.48

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Theater (discipline)
  • Lithography
  • Ink
  • Wove paper
  • Lithograph
  • France
  • Cover
  • Butterfly
  • Irises

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed, on stone, upper left of image: [artist's monogram incorporated into artist's mark of stylized butterfly]

Marks, below image, center: [register marks]

Inscribed, on stone, upper and lower margins: Réduire la ligne 310 mm. | à | 250 mm. [printing directions]

Provenance

Christopher Drake Fine Prints. 1982-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

George Auriol (sic). Cat., Christopher Drake Fine Prints. Northlew, Devonshire, 1981, no. 20.

Rights Status

Georges Auriol, Proof of Program Cover Design for Théâtre du Chat Noir, ca. 1895, lithograph printed in black ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Hal H. Smith Fund, F82.48.