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la301.jpg (57423 bytes)MAXFIELD PARRISH. 1897 The Century Magazine Poster. 15 1/2" x 11 1/4". The Century (Magazine) Midsummer Holiday Number August. Maxfield Parrish. Les Maitres de L'Affiche Pl 123, , embossed Chaix stamp. Fine cond,  (La301); $875..
These small versions of the large posters ("Masters of the Posters") were printed by the Chaix printing company from Dec 1895 to Dec.1900 (all bear the Chaix embossed stamp). There are 256 images in this series, and featured work by 97 artists, many of whom were preeminent painters and printmakers in various stages of their careers. The publication was issued as separate sheets measuring 11 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches.  Every month for 60 months, subscribers received a wrapper containing four consecutively numbered poster reproductions.  


la304.jpg (121832 bytes)ILLUSTRATOR RICHARD OUTCAULT. YELLOW KID CIGAR STORE RECEIPT.  7 1/2" x 4 1/2 . On reverse is Brucker & Boghien, Cigars, Tobacco and Pipes, Phila. 191_. The Yellow Kid originally was the lead character in Hogan's Alley drawn by Richard Outcault, which became one of the first Sunday supplement comic strips in an American newspaper.  The Yellow Kid was a bald child (possibly recently shaved for lice) with a big grin in a yellow nightshirt, his  image was an early example of merchandising and appeared on market retail objects such as billboards, buttons, cigarette packs, cigars, and other products. (La304); $45. 


Willy Pogany Signed Etching Original Etching , custom matted and framed.#         (AR.        ); $
Born in Szeged, Hungary, William Andrew (Willy) Pogany became one of the better known and successful illustrators of the Golden Age of Illustration, completing over 100 books. Among them are "A Treasury of Verse for Little Children," "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam," and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." He is probably best known for pen and ink drawings of mythology subjects geared towards children.He studied at Budapest Technical University and attended art schools in Munich and Paris before moving to London at age 23. In 1907, he began illustrating children's books and did a series of annual gift books, special deluxe editions. He was not a British citizen, and soon after World War I began, he emigrated with his family to New York City and became a permanent resident there. He continued illustrating books and also designed scenery and costumes for the Metropolitan Opera House and mural decorations for public and private residences including that of William Randolph Hurst. For a period he lived in Hollywood and did celebrity portraits and set designs before returning to New York where he died on July 30, 1955.

 

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