Original lithograph printed in colors on wove paper
Signed on the stone lower right Steinlen.
A superb impression of the definitive state from the edition on this paper there was also a small edition printed on Japan paper). Transcribed from Steinlen’s 1899 poster of the same title by artisans at Atelier Chéret and issued as plate 190 (of 256) in the series Le Maîtres de l’Affiche, bearing the blindstamp of the program (Lugt 1777c) in the sheet lower right. Published by Jules Chéret; printed at Impremiere Chaix (Atelier Chéret), Paris.
Catalog: Masters of the Poster pl. 190
Image size: 12 1/2 x 9 inchesSheet size: 15 1/2 x 11 5/16 inches
The frightened geese fleeing from the newfangled contraption show amusingly what happens when progress intrudes on rustic tranquility: something’s got to give. From the set expression on the young rider, its clear that she’s determined to have her way. Steinlen didn’t attempt to sell the technical details of the motorcycle; instead he sold an anecdote in grap